Everett’s Megan Dunn announces campaign for County Council Position 2

Feb 20, 2019
Megan Dunn

Megan Dunn, the chair of the Everett Districts Now campaign, has announced she is running for Snohomish County Council, Position 2, which covers portions of Everett, Tullaip areas, as well as all of Mukilteo.

“I’m excited to start this conversation – and campaign – about what kind of new leadership we want for Snohomish County. We can’t just be surviving. We deserve to be thriving,” said Dunn. “With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and advocacy, I have a passion for bringing together diverse partnerships and building community.

“We need to address our social and public safety issues and enforce meaningful policy change for sustainable development and environmental conservation. I believe with vibrant community leadership and a government that responds to residents, we can build a bright future for everyone in Snohomish County.”

Dunn joins Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, as well as Everett resident Alex Lark, who ran unsuccessfully for Everett City Council in 2017, and Cecilia Wilson, an Everett resident who manages constituent services for the County Executive’s Office, as candidates for the position.

Brian Sullivan, the former mayor of Mukilteo, currently holds the seat, having won the election in 2007 and holding it ever since. He is out of term limits, and announced his intention to run for Snohomish County Treasurer.

Under Dunn’s leadership, the Everett Districts Now campaign, a nonpartisan grassroots collation, established city council districts for Everett.

In a press release, Dunn said she is running with the support and encouragement of Sullivan, but Sullivan has yet to officially endorse a candidate.

She also has the endorsement of longtime councilmember Brenda Stonecipher who said: "Megan has a strong record of service to the residents of our city. She has distinguished herself as a champion for sensible growth, solutions for homelessness, environmental protection, and political representation for underserved areas.

“I admire Megan’s courage and tenacity in taking on difficult issues and positions that matter to citizens, as well as her diligence in researching the best solutions for our community. I support Megan for County Council because I know she will work hard for her district."

Dunn is the Healthy People and Communities Program Director for Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP).

She has a Biology-Geology degree from University of Rochester, NY and Master of Arts in Policy Studies from University of Washington-Bothell. Megan lives with her husband and two middle school-aged children in the Lowell Neighborhood of Everett.

For more information about the campaign, visit www.electmegan.com.

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