EVERETT — Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers will seek reelection.
Somers, 69, a Democrat, has held the position since 2016. If he wins in November 2023, he will be term-limited after a third full term in office. Previously, he served on the County Council representing rural communities in eastern Snohomish County.
“I have worked hard in this office to focus on basics like a strong economy, public safety, and protecting our unique quality of life,” Somers said. “I look forward to the opportunity to continue making a positive difference for our families, small businesses, and communities large and small.”
As highlights of his tenure, he pointed to the expansion of the aerospace sector, opening of Paine Field to commercial air travel and increased green manufacturing and technology jobs.
Moving forward, he plans to maintain “our identity as a leader in aerospace manufacturing and technology.” Trained as a fisheries biologist and forester, he has also pushed clean energy programs, habitat restoration efforts and climate policies that he views as critical in his next term.
Somers is a longtime resident of the Monroe area, where he lives with his wife and their pets.
No other candidates have formally announced an intent to run in 2023.