Filing For Everett, Washington City Council At-Large Positions Begins Monday

May 11, 2023

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Click to see what it takes to run for office in Everett and Snohomish County this year.

A reminder that two of the seven positions on the City Council in Everett, Washington are at-large while the other five positions are separate geographical districts.

On Monday May 15th the official filing period for those two at-large positions opens at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office. If you’re thinking of running for office here’s what you need to know.

Everett City Council Position 6 is held by Brenda Stonecipher who is also the Council President. Earlier this year she announced she would not run for re-election. She was first elected to the Everett City Council in 2003 defeating Dale Pope and took office in 2004. She is the longest serving of the seven current city council members.

Everett City Council Position 7 is held by Judy Tuohy who is the current Council Vice-President. She has announced that she will be seeking re-election.

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Here are the four City Council candidates actively registered with the State PDC.

While the four people above are registered with the State of Washington PDC so they can collect contributions and actively launch their campaigns they will still have to register with the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office to appear on the ballot. As filing begins next week more people may choose to decide to run in the primary.

There is also a Municipal Judge position open for the City of Everett. Snohomish County offices are all up on the ballot including County Executive, County Council representing Everett and other offices both County and Statewide. Here’s more on filing week and what you need to do if you are thinking of tossing your hat into the ring.

– Candidate filing for the 2023 Primary ballot begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 15th. 176 local offices are up for election including county executive, assessor, auditor, clerk, sheriff, treasurer, and councilmembers; city and town mayors and councilmembers; fire district commissioners; school board directors; and water and sewer district commissioners. A complete list of offices up for election can be found on the Snohomish County Elections website at
Candidates can file online at starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 15, until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19. In-person filing is available at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office May 15 through May 19 during regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office is located on the first floor of the Administration West Building at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue in Everett.

To file for office, you must be a registered voter. All positions except municipal court judge also require a candidate to be a registered voter within the district. Some positions have additional requirements such as having residency within the city or town of at least one year, being a minimum age, or providing a filing fee. More information on requirements can be found in the 2023 Candidate Guide posted on the Snohomish County Elections website.

Each candidate will provide at the time of filing:
∙ Name (as listed in the voter registration records)
∙ Date of birth
∙ Email address
∙ Filing fee (if applicable)

In anticipation of candidate filing week, Snohomish County Elections presented candidate workshops to educate potential candidates on filing for office, guidelines for the local voters’ pamphlet, and other important candidate information. Snohomish County Elections also hosted a campaign finance reporting workshop presented by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. A recording of the candidate workshop is available on the Snohomish County Elections website.

Additional information including a complete list of offices up for election, candidate filing fees, and position qualifications is available here online. Contact Snohomish County Elections at (425) 388-3444 or with questions.

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