General Election Candidate Statements For At-Large Everett City Council Positions 6 & 7

October 20, 2023

Everett Government

Editor’s Note: On September 21st candidates in the November 7th General 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 this week 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. Today here are statements received from candidates running for city-wide Everett City Council Positions 6 & 7
Candidate Statement for Scott Bader Everett City Council at-large position 6

Scott Bader

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 also lead the effort to bring back the Everett 4th of July parade this year.

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.

If public safety is a major concern of yours, and you desire an experienced candidate, with demonstrated leadership, supported by leaders across the political spectrum, and both business and labor, 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)
Candidate Statement for Judy Tuohy Everett City Council at-large position 7

Judy Tuohy

Judy Tuohy. Candidate supplied photo.

Everett is my home; I grew up in the Seahurst and Claremont neighborhoods. My father was an electrician and lifelong member of IBEW 191. My mother was an active leader in Everett, serving our City on various boards and volunteer positions. I earned my bachelors from Central Washington University. I’ve worked in education, retail, and, for the past 28 years, as the Executive Director of the Schack Art Center.

I have proudly served on Everett City Council for nine years. During that time, I was the catalyst for the Evergreen Branch Library expansion, initiated Council liaisons to the 19 Neighborhood Associations, and served as Chair of the Public Safety Committee. I have championed measures to ensure a safe community and high quality of life for all residents, through housing options, jobs, climate initiatives, and human services for those in need. Everett received over $20 million in Federal Covid relief, and I am ensuring we use those dollars wisely to invest in measures that benefit all of Everett.

I am running for re-election because I believe in Everett’s potential. I have a track record of leadership, collaboration, and hard work. I know we can build a bright future for Everett and create a community that we can all be proud of.

My top three priorities for the next four years include:
• Affordable housing for all, finding solutions for our unsheltered population and addressing the root causes of homelessness. We need a comprehensive approach that not only puts people in homes but helps them stay there long term.
• Living wage jobs and job training for those who call Everett home. Everett is a growing community and bringing in new jobs will allow our economy to grow sustainably.
• A safe community. Everyone has the right to be safe in their homes and neighborhoods. I will continue to collaborate with Police and Fire professionals to ensure safety for our businesses, schools, parks and neighborhoods. I will also step-up regional efforts to tackle the fentanyl crisis and provide help for those with substance abuse.

I have more than 28 years of success in building a vibrant downtown, job creation, retail, tourism, affordable housing, and quality of life amenities. My track record of balanced leadership and experience will be needed as we navigate the coming four years, when Everett will experience significant growth and development. We must ensure the inevitable changes are favorable, to build a stronger Everett so our city is well positioned for future generations.

I am endorsed by Everett Police Officers Association; Everett Fire Fighters Local 46; Everett Transit ATU 883; Congressman Rick Larsen; County Executive Dave Somers; State Senators June Robinson and John Lovick; County Treasurer Brian Sullivan; Everett City Council members Brenda Stonecipher, Don Schwab and Ben Zarlingo. I currently serve on ArtsWa and Sno911 boards and am a member of 38th LD Democrats and Everett Elks #479.

I would be honored to have your vote.

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