While this is the off year for state election campaigns, many local elected offices are open and two more state legislators have expressed an interest in running for a local seat.
In Snohomish County, councilmember Kirke Sievers is required to leave office at the end of this year after serving three terms as the representative from District 2 (Everett and Mukilteo). Rep. Brian Sullivan (D-Mukilteo) has already announced his intention to run for Sievers seat and recently, Senator Jean Berkey (D-Everett) has thrown her hat in the ring. The candidate filing period is June 4 – 8.
Sullivan is currently chair of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee and is in his fourth term in the House. Berkey is chair of the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance committee and has been in the state legislature since 2001 and the Senate since 2004.
Sullivan and Berkey are the latest state legislators to indicate they will run for a local office. Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek) has previously announced his intention to run for Snohomish County Sheriff.