Gregerson announces run for Snohomish County Council

Seat currently held by former Mukilteo Mayor Brian Sullivan
Nov 29, 2018

Editor's Note: The following is a press release The Beacon received this afternoon. Look for a story in next week's edition of the Mukilteo Beacon:

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, the first woman elected Mayor in Mukilteo, announced today that she will run for the Snohomish County Council. The twice elected mayor will run in District 2 representing Everett, Mukilteo, and the Tulalip Tribes; incumbent County Councilmember Brian Sullivan is term limited.

“I’m proud of the work we’ve done in Mukilteo, and I believe now is the right time to bring the same forward-thinking and innovative approach to Snohomish County,” said Gregerson. “With our county facing a multitude of challenges and opportunities, I will fight to keep this a great place for everyone to live and work.”

First elected Mayor in 2013 and re-elected in 2017, Gregerson has been a strong advocate for transit, education, and affordable housing. As Mayor, she expanded public access to the Mukilteo waterfront and spearheaded the development of a bike and pedestrian master plan, developing Mukilteo’s first bike lanes in decades.

She also helped create the regional housing partnership, Alliance for Housing Affordability, which is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a new Housing Trust Fund to fight homelessness.

Gregerson has been a leader in education, partnering with Mukilteo School District to bring a School Resource Officer to all students and with Edmonds Community College to invest in Cool Girls in Aerospace, a summer workshop to introduce engineering to middle school girls. Gregerson developed the Women Executive Leaders network and was named the 2015 Woman of the Year by the Greater Everett Business and Professional Women.

“The issues we’ve made progress on locally remain a priority for communities and working families across Snohomish County. I’m committed to keeping this region an affordable place to live for all, positioning Snohomish County for sustainable growth as light rail expands, and keeping our kids and communities safe,” said Gregerson.

Gregerson enters the race with a strong slate of local endorsements including Sheriff Ty Trenary; State Representatives Strom Peterson and Derek Stanford; Stanwood Mayor Leonard Kelley; and Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith.

Representative Strom Peterson said, “As Snohomish County continues to grow, Jennifer Gregerson is the experienced and principled leader we need. She understands how to collaborate, bring together public and private interests, and develop strategies and programs that lead to real community benefit and economic opportunity for all.”

A longtime resident, Gregerson graduated from Kamiak High School and now lives near her childhood home in Mukilteo.

Learn more at JenniferGregerson.com.

 

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