Judy Tuohy Announces Re-Election Campaign For Everett City Council

February 9, 2023

Everett Government

Received word from Judy Tuohy today that she will run for re-election to one of two at-large positions on the City Council in Everett, Washington.

Council positions six and seven are city-wide and are the only City Council positions on the ballot this fall. Positions one through five are all specific geographical districts.

Tuohy was first elected to the Everett City Council in 2014. The other at-large position (6) is held by current Everett City Council President Brenda Stonecipher who announced earlier this year she would not run for re-election. Here’s the official release from Judy Tuohy.

Judy Tuohy, Candidate supplied photo.

Judy Tuohy, Everett City Council Member (Position 7) and City Council Vice President formally announces her candidacy for re-election to City Council. Tuohy, an Everett native, is the Executive Director of the Schack Art Center in Everett.

Tuohy was elected to the Everett City Council in 2014. She has chaired the Public Safety and Housing & Homelessness Committees, served on the Budget Committee, acted as liaison to the Historical Commission, Everett Public Library, Economic Development and Council of Neighborhoods. Tuohy serves today as a member of the emergency communications SNO911 Board of Directors.

Providing a safer Everett and responding to the homeless and crime remains a top priority for Tuohy. She believes the vulnerable homeless with severe issues need care and safety. And those adding crime to our streets create serious safety issues and pressures in our neighborhoods and the city’s Police and Fire Departments.
She advocated for the expansion of the South Everett branch of the Everett Public Library and was instrumental in bringing forth the expansion plan completed in 2020. As Council President, she initiated the creation of Council Neighborhood Liaisons to increase engagement, meet neighbors where they are, and build relationships with all of Everett’s unique communities and neighborhoods. This effort led to an increase in council connections with community members and garnered greater civic participation throughout the city, but the work continues. Tuohy has spent her career working to improve the quality of life and opportunities for all Everett residents.

“As your City Council member, I will continue to champion Everett and help build a vibrant city that provides its community members with a tremendous quality of life,” states Tuohy. “Everett is a city with great potential, and it is imperative that we act on it. We must do everything we can to ensure that our neighborhoods are safe and welcoming, that we have parks and recreational opportunities in all neighborhoods across our city, and that we continue to attract and retain companies that generate good jobs for our residents. It’s time for Everett to shine.”

Tuohy is known for her collaborative approach to governing, for doing her homework on issues, and for her keen insight and ability to solve problems and bring projects to completion.

Born and raised in Everett, her father was an active member of IBEW 191 for many years. Her mother was a dynamic community leader for professional women’s associations, civic boards, and commissions. Judy Tuohy graduated from Everett High School and attended Central Washington University. She had a career in education and retail before taking the helm at the Arts Council of Snohomish County in 1995. Over the 28 years, Tuohy has grown the organization, now the Schack Art Center, into a regional powerhouse, with 100,000 visitors annually. As Executive Director, Tuohy presided over two successful capital campaigns raising over $8 million to build and equip the center. Since the Covid Pandemic hit, Tuohy has worked to provide programming to help heal our community through the arts. Focusing on justice-involved teens, youth, our youngest school children, and artists.

Tuohy is the mother of two – Julia, a Visual User Experience Designer, and Eddie, an Army Captain Veteran and Technology Consultant. Tuohy lives in District 2 with her partner George Danas.

All friends of Judy Tuohy and community members are invited to her campaign kickoff on February 23, 2023, at The Vintage Café, 1510 Hewitt Ave., from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Contact Info: Citizens for Judy Tuohy, judy4everett@gmail.com.


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