Snohomish County executive seeks re-election

Dave Somers, a Democrat and former county councilman, was first elected to the job in 2015.

Dave Somers

Dave Somers

EVERETT — Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced this week that he’s running for a second term in office.

Somers was first elected executive in 2015 after serving several terms on the County Council.

In a new release, the Democrat said he was proud of his work to increase the efficiency of county government, establish commercial air service at Paine Field and combat the widespread abuse of opioids. If re-elected, he hopes to continue to participate in regional efforts to address issues such as traffic congestion, salmon recovery and affordable housing.

“With national politics divisive and dysfunctional, we’ve worked hard here at home to focus on basic services and quality of life — making sure we have a strong economy, safe neighborhoods, inclusive communities, and needed services for veterans, seniors, kids, and the most vulnerable,” Somers said in the announcement.

Somers, 65, worked as a fisheries biologist before entering politics.

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