Candidate Statement From Scott Bader Everett City Council Position 6

July 14, 2023


Editor’s Note: On June 18th candidates in the August 1st Primary Election for Everett City Council Districts, Everett School Board and Port of Everett Commissioner along with Snohomish County offices including Everett voters were invited to send a statement up to 500 words to introducing themselves to our readers. Invitations were sent to the email address on file with the Snohomish County Auditor. Not all of the candidates responded but we are publishing unedited statements from those that did reply by our deadline. We think this is a good way for you to hear directly from the people running. All City of Everett offices are non-partisan, other offices vary. does not endorse candidates or issues but does accept paid political advertising.

Scott Bader – candidate supplied photo

My motivation for running to serve (again) on Everett City Council is a great concern for public safety in Everett.

I fear Everett could travel far down the path that Seattle has taken where public safety seems to be an afterthought instead of the first priority of city government.

As a council member I will do everything I can to make sure we don’t follow Seattle’s path – which is why I’m the candidate for position 6 endorsed by our public safety unions. I will also help lead and support efforts to advocate with the state government in Olympia to follow a rationale course.

From 2012-2021 my service on Everett City Council was marked not just by my support for public safety, but also as a recognized leader (Council president twice, chair of the Puget Sound Regional Council growth management policy board, and chair of the administration committee of the Snohomish County Health District). During my time on the council, despite diverse viewpoints and backgrounds, we were able to collaborate and find a moderate course to preserve Everett’s services and infrastructure.

Prior to serving on the Council I was active in the community including two of our neighborhood groups, long time service on the city’s transportation advisory committee, and several other civic and charitable activities.

I am an almost lifelong resident, graduated from Cascade and my wife and I have raised our three (now adult) children in Everett. I work for the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle helping parishes manage their finances.

I’d be grateful to have your vote!
-most important issue is public safety; it is far and away the number one topic that voters mention on the doorstep; we need to keep a moderate council majority that clearly supports public safety and the laws the support those efforts

-quality of life issues, including things like cut through traffic, noise complaints, etc; and continuing to work to make Everett a more attractive place to live and work in;

-affordable housing: what can the city do to keep housing affordable while letting the housing market work

-making sure we continue to improve an environment that is friendly to business to keep bringing in more family wage jobs

-spend council time focused on the basics of running a city: infrastructure (parks, roads, libraries, sewer, water)

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