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2013 they represent you Snohomish County voting information how to contact officials websites published by

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Thank you to all who gave funds to support production, printing, and distribution of this pamphlet. For 2013, these donors were the Tulalip Tribes and LWVSC members who contributed to the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund.

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Welcome Voter

We are glad you are interested in knowing who represents you at all levels of government. This guide will help you find out who represents you and offer some guidelines for having them hear your views. Step 1: REGISTER TO VOTE. If you have not yet done so, you can register online at Mail-in registration cards are available at public sites around the County. Step 2: WHO REPRESENTS YOU. You are represented at many levels of government including Federal, State, County, maybe a Tribe, city or town, a school district and, maybe, other special districts such as a water district. To find a list of your governments, go online to audPrecinct/ and enter your address (be sure to include www). No online access? Call Snohomish County Elections at 425388-3444. Step 3: CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES. Use a website or phone number to contact an elected official. A website will provide you with more information such as email address, legislative street address, and local district office phone and street address. Often for Federal and State officials there will also be a list of committees on which they serve, positions on issues, and events. At the local level, the website will have phone and email contact information for the board and individual officials, and will let you know when that local board meets and the agenda. Step 4: MAKE YOU VOICE HEARD. These actions have been effective for our League members, and they can work for you. 1) Write, phone or email elected official(s). Get current contact information from a website or by phone. Include your full name and address so they know you are a constituent— someone who could vote for them. 2) Meet with your elected officials. This is the best way to be heard. Search the website for meeting times and places of local governments. When you arrive, sign in and indicate by your name that you would like to speak. For State or Federal elected officials, email or call to make an appointment. 3) In addition to directly contacting your elected officials, you could write a letter to the editor of a local paper. Include your full name, street address, and daytime phone for verification purposes; only your name will be printed. Limit your letter to 250 words and send only one letter per 30-day period. Be timely, brief, civil, and persistent. Before you take one of these actions, prepare. Be ready to briefly and clearly express what your position is, why it is

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important to you, and what you want the elected officials to do. Ask them for their support. Your testimony (or conversation, if you are meeting with an elected official) could include how your position would make current law better, who agrees with your position, and why it is better than that of the opponents. Do you want to know about some of the important issues the Washington State Legislature is considering? A good starting point is the LWV of Washington website, The League’s “Legislative Newsletter” provides updates on bills we are following during the current session. Questions? A League member might be able to help. Contact us at 425-334-8922 or by email at

Elections & Voting •

Voting in Washington State is conducted by mail-ballot.

Your name must be on Washington State voter registration rolls at least 29 days before an election if you wish to vote in that election. State law makes an exception for first-time registrants, who may register up to 8 days before an election.

If you registered for any previous election while at your current address, you are probably still a registered voter. Check at, then click on MY VOTE.

Online voter registration is available at, although mail-in registration also remains an option.

Snohomish County Elections mails ballots 20 days before every Election Day to the street address on your voter registration record. If you do not receive a ballot within 10 days of any election (special, primary, or general), contact Snohomish County Elections immediately - 425-388-3444.

You need not declare political party affiliation to vote.

Other Sources of Assistance to Voters • Overseas Vote Foundation • Snohomish County Elections 425-388-3444 • WA Secretary of State Elections Division • Snohomish County Democrats: 425-252-2305 • Snohomish County Republicans: 360-653-1100 Doing hands-on work to safeguard democracy

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United States - Executive Branch

202-456-1414 Term: 4 years Next Election: 2016 PRESIDENT Barack Obama (D) VICE-PRESIDENT Joseph Biden (D)

United States Congress Senators serve 6-year terms. Representatives, 2-year terms. Capitol Hill switchboard: 202-224-3121 U.S. SENATOR Patty Murray (D) 202-224-2621 U.S. SENATOR Maria Cantwell (D) 202-224-3441

Next Election: 2016 425-259-6515 Next Election: 2018 425-303-0114

DISTRICT 1 (eastern Snohomish County) Next Election: 2014 U.S. REPRESENTATIVE Susan DelBene (D) 202-225-6311 206-361-0233 DISTRICT 2 (western Snohomish County) Next Election: 2014 U.S. REPRESENTATIVE Rick Larsen (D) 202-225-2605 425-252-3188 DISTRICT 7 (small section, SW Snohomish County) Next Election: 2014 U.S. REPRESENTATIVE Jim McDermott (D) 202-225-3106 206-553-7170

Washington State Supreme Court Term of office: 6 years. Non-partisan. Next Election in (____) Chief Justice Barbara Madsen (2016 ) Justice Charles Johnson (2014) Justice Mary Fairhurst (2014) Justice James Johnson (2016) Justice Debra Stephens (2014) Justice Charles Wiggins (2016) Justice Susan Owens (2018) Justice Steven Gonzalez (2018)

Washington State — Executive Branch 4-year terms. Partisan except SSPI. Next Election for all: 2016 Governor Jay Inslee (D) 360-902-4111 Lt. Governor Brad Owen (D) 360-786-7700 Secretary of State Kim Wyman (R) 360-902-4151 Treasurer Jim McIntire (D) 360-902-9001 Auditor Troy Kelley (D) 360-902-0370 Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) 360-753-6200 Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark (D) 360-902-1004 Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler (D) 360-725-7000 Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn (non-partisan 360-725-6000

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Tulalip Tribes

3-year term of office. Elections held in March. Next Election BOARD: Melvin Sheldon, Jr Chair 2014 Deborah Parker Vice Chair 2015 Glen Gobin Secretary 2015 Chuck James Treasurer 2014 Marlin Fryberg, Jr Member 2014 Mark Hatch Member 2013 Don Hatch, Jr Member 2013 General Mgr: Sheryl Fryberg 800-869-8287

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Elections held in May. 360-652-7362

State Court of Appeals (Div.1, District 2) 6-year terms, non-partisan Next Election Judge Stephen Dwyer 206-464-7658 2016 Judge J. Robert Leach 206-464-7423 2014

Washington State - Legislative Branch

Cities located partially or fully in these State Legislative Districts : 1 Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Bothell 10 Stanwood 21 Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Mukilteo 32 Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Woodway 38 Marysville, Everett 39 Darrington, Arlington, Granite Falls, Monroe, Sultan, Gold Bar, Index, Marysville 44 Marysville, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Mill Creek Which legislative district do you live in?

See, enter your address. (Be sure to include www or site will not display.) The Legislature’s 2013 regular session is scheduled to begin January 14 and conclude April 28.

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Information, including Olympia and District Offices, Committees they serve on, is found at; click on Senator’s name; click on Representative’s name Contact any legislator in the state’s capital by calling

Legislative Hotline 800-562-6000 (TTY 800-635-9993)

Partisan office. Districted elections. State Senators: 4‑year staggered terms (some senate seats up for election every two years). State Representatives: 2-year terms (next election 2014). DISTRICT 1 State Senator Rosemary McAuliffe (D) Next Election: 2016 State Rep (Pos.1) Derek Stanford (D) State Rep (Pos.2) Luis Moscoso (D) DISTRICT 10 State Senator Barbara Bailey (R) Next Election: 2016 STATE REP (Pos.1) Norma Smith (R) State Rep (Pos.2) Dave Hayes (R) DISTRICT 21 State Senator Paull Shin (D) Next Election: 2014 State Rep (Pos.1) Mary Helen Roberts (D) STATE REP (Pos.2) Marko Liias (D) DISTRICT 32 State Senator Maralyn Chase (D) Next Election: 2014 State Rep (Pos.1) Cindy Ryu (D) State Rep (Pos.2) Ruth Kagi (D) DISTRICT 38 State Senator Nick Harper (D) Next Election: 2014 State Rep (Pos.1) John McCoy (D) State Rep (Pos.2) Mike Sells (D) League of Women Voters of Snohomish County

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DISTRICT 39 State Senator Kirk Pearson (R)


Next Election: 2016

State Rep (Pos.1) Dan Kristiansen (R) State Rep (Pos.2) Elizabeth Scott (R) DISTRICT 44 State Senator Steve Hobbs (D) State Rep (Pos.1) Hans Dunshee (D) state rep (Pos.2) Mike Hope (R)

Next Election: 2014

Snohomish County Council 4-year terms. Districted elections. Partisan office. Address: 3000 Rockefeller, M/S 609, Everett 98201 Next Election CouncilmEMBER John Koster (R) DISTRICT 1 2013 Councilmember Brian Sullivan (D) DISTRICT 2 2015 CouncilmEMBER Stephanie Wright (D) DISTRICT 3 2015 Councilmember Dave Gossett (D) DISTRICT 4 2013 CouncilmEMBER Dave Somers (D) DISTRICT 5 2013 REGULAR County Council SESSION: Wednesday 9am 8th Floor, Henry M. Jackson Boardroom, County Admin Bldg East COMMITTEES: Monday and Tuesday (see calendar on

Contact your councilmember by calling 425-388-3494 or 800-562-4367 (5) 3494 ( TTY 425-388-3700 ) Or by email at Cities located in each of the five county council districts: 1 Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood 2 Everett, Mukilteo 3 Edmonds, Woodway, Lynnwood 4 Brier, Bothell, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace 5 Gold Bar, Index, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Snohomish, Sultan Which council district do you live in? See, enter your address. (Be sure to include www or site will not display.) Doing hands-on work to safeguard democracy

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See webcasts and archived video of county council sessions ( click “Council Webcasts”)

Snohomish County - Executive Branch Next Election: Prosecutor in 2014, all others in 2015 4-year terms. Non-partisan except Executive and Prosecutor. County Administration Bldg: 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett 98201 County Executive Aaron Reardon (D) County Sheriff John Lovick County Assessor Cindy Portmann County Auditor Carolyn Weikel County Clerk Sonya Kraski County Treasurer Kirke Sievers County Prosecutor Mark Roe (D)

425-388-3460 425-388-3393 425-388-3433 425-388-3693 425-388-3466 425-388-3179 425-388-3333

Snohomish County Superior Court 4-year terms. Non-partisan. Next Election for all: 2016 County Courthouse is located in Everett. 425-388-3421 Judge Michael Downes, Presiding Judge Millie Judge Judge David Kurtz Judge Thomas Wynne Judge Bruce Weiss Judge Anita Farris Judge George Appel Judge Linda Krese Judge Joe Wilson Judge George Bowden Judge Richard Okrent Judge Ellen Fair Judge Janice Ellis Judge Eric Lucas Judge Marybeth Dingledy


Snohomish Conservation District 425-335-5634, ext 4 3-year terms. Non-partisan. Elections in March at SCD office.

Snohomish County District Courts Districted elections. Next Election for all: 2014 4-year terms. Non-partisan. Presiding Judge is Tam Bui. Courts in Everett, Lynnwood, Monroe, Arlington. Judge Roger Fisher Judge Tam Bui Judge Steven Clough Judge Patricia Lyon

(Division) (Everett) (Everett) (Evergreen) (Evergreen)

(Division) Vacant (South) Judge Jeffrey Goodwin (South) Judge Carol McRae (South) Judge Jay F. Wisman (Cascade)

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Cities and towns


Non-partisan. Term for at-large (AL) city council positions: 2 years. All others: 4 years. Municipal judges: 4 years, non-partisan. Everett 425-257-8703 3002 Wetmore Ave, 98201 Meetings: Every Wednesday at 6:30pm, except 4th Wednesday at 12:30pm Next Election MAYOR: Ray Stephanson 2013 COUNCIL: Paul Roberts Pos.1 2013 Jeff Moore 2 2013 Scott Murphy 3 2013 Ron Gipson 4 2015 Scott Bader 5 2015 Brenda Stonecipher 6 2015 Shannon Affholter 7 2015 COURT: Judge Timothy O’Dell 1 2013 Judge David C. Mitchell 2 2013 Arlington 360-403-3421 Bothell 425-486-3256 Brier 425-775-5440 Darrington 360-436-1131 Edmonds 425-775-2525 Gold Bar 360-793-1101

Granite Falls

360-691-6441 Index 360-793-2488

Lake Stevens

425-334-1012 Lynnwood 425-670-5000 Marysville 360-363-8000 Mill Creek 425-745-1891 Monroe 360-794-7400




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Districted elections. Non-partisan. Edmonds 4-year terms, Everett 6-year terms. Port of Edmonds 425-774-0549 Port of Everett 425-259-3164

Public UtilitY

6-year terms. Districted elections (see subdistrict map on website). PUD provides customers with water and/or electric power.

Snohomish County PUD #1 s 425-783-1000 (877-783-1000)


Term: 6 years. Nonpartisan. Alderwood Water & Wastewater 425-743-4605 Cross Valley Water 360-668-6766 Highland Water 360-794-6900 Lake Stevens Sewer 425-334-8588 Mukilteo Water & Wastewater 425-355-3355 Olympic View Water & Sewer 425-774-7769 Silver Lake Water & Sewer 425-337-3647 Startup Water 360-793-1833

PUBLIC Hospitals

6-year terms, non-partisan Hospital District 1: Valley General 360-794-7497 Hospital District 2: Verdant Health Commission 425-582-8600 Hospital District 3: Cascade Valley 360-435-0512

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PUBLIC Schools

4-year terms except Everett School Board. Arlington SD16 360-618-6200 Darrington SD 330 360-436-1323 Edmonds SD 15 425-431-7000 Everett SD 2 425-385-4016 Granite Falls SD 332 360-691-7717 Index SD 63 360-793-1330 Lake Stevens SD 4 425-335-1500 Lakewood SD 306 360-652-4500 Marysville SD 25 360-653-7058 Monroe SD 103 360-804-2501 Mukilteo SD 6 425-356-1274 Northshore SD 417 425-408-7701 Snohomish SD 201 360-563-7280 Stanwood-Camano SD 401 360-629-1200 Sultan SD 311 360-793-9800 Pamphlet contents verified in December 2012 by LWV volunteers.

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Elections days in 2013. Special Elections will be held on February 13 and April 23. The Primary is August 6. The General Election is November 5.

What is the League of Women Voters? We are a nonpartisan political organization that promotes informed and active participation in government. We take action— after study and consensus—on key issues to achieve solutions in the public interest. Membership is open to any person of a voting age who subscribes to the purposes, policies and principles of the League. We believe in respect for individuals, the value of diversity, empowerment of the grassroots, and the power of collective decision-making for the public welfare. To find out more about how to join the Snohomish County League, call membership at 425-776-5544 or contact us by email at

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Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our League. Make the check payable to “LWVWA Education Fund”, a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Mail donations to the Snohomish League: LWVSC, PO Box 1146, Everett, WA 98206-1146. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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