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Welcome to the Fuse Progressive Voters Guide to the 2019 primary election! The Progressive Voters Guide compiles the information you need to make decisions about the races on your ballot based on your values.

Remember to return your ballot by Tuesday, August 6, and share this guide with your friends!

Snohomish County

Snohomish County Executive

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Dave Somers

Democrat

Incumbent Dave Somers is running unopposed for re-election for Snohomish County Executive. Somers has supported measures to create parks and open spaces, ushered in commercial air service to Paine Field, invested in alternative fuels, and worked on salmon recovery. He also supported working with nonprofits to “un-develop” land in the county and restore it to its natural state with native plants. This year, Somers announced that he would be developing a Snohomish County Housing Task Force to help solve the affordable housing needs of the community through new policies or incentives, including middle-income, subsidized, and alternative housing.

Somers deserves your vote.

Other: Snohomish County Democrats, Everett Firefighters

Snohomish County Council

Snohomish County Council, District #2

Megan Dunn photo

Megan Dunn

Democrat

Megan Dunn, the program director for the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, led the successful effort to create districts for the Everett City Council. Recently, she served on the Everett Community Streets Initiative Task Force, which helps address homelessness in downtown Everett. While serving as a Democratic precinct committee officer, she helped develop a platform for environmental protection, voting rights, a resilient economy, and health care access for all. Dunn also worked with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to help secure a citywide contract which includes the first-ever guaranteed sick days.

Dunn is running for Snohomish County Council in District 2 to continue her work on community-building and environmental sustainability. She has received a number of endorsements from community leaders and members of the Everett City Council. 

Other Candidates

Dunn is facing a large number of candidates to fill term-limited Snohomish County Councilmember Brian Sullivan’s seat. 

Former council aide Tyler Verda works for Snohomish County providing housing and homelessness services. He also served as a legislative assistant to Rep. Mike Sells in Olympia. He is running to bring that experience to the council to better serve residents experiencing homelessness and to find solutions that work for the affordable housing crisis. Tyler has earned support from some local labor unions for his progressive platform supporting working people.

Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson led the fight to bring homegrown paramedic services into the Mukilteo fire station and is known for working against commercial air service. Gregerson supported the city's Paine Field defense fund and is running to increase public safety, build more affordable housing, and find solutions to the opioid crisis. 

Louis Harris is the vice president of the Snohomish County NAACP and a state financial services worker at the Department of Social and Health Services. He is running to ensure that first responders have the resources they need to keep communities safe, prioritize transparency as a leader, and build stronger technology and civic engagement systems for the county. 

Sharita Burton is a marketing consultant who participated in Everett Mayor Ray Stephenson’s Envision Everett Committee. Alex Lark is an Everett Planning Commission member and U.S. Army Reserve officer who currently works at Housing Hope, a local nonprofit that works to reduce homelessness in the Snohomish County and Camano Island areas. Cecilia Wilson is a conservative Democrat who served as the executive assistant for County Executive David Somers. She would focus on the opioid crisis, affordable housing, and improvements to public roads. If elected, she would make the council more conservative. The lone Republican in this race is Anna Rohrbough, who clashed with her fellow members of the Mukilteo City Council.

Dunn is the best choice for Snohomish County Council in District 2.