State Representative Mike Hope (R-Lake Stevens) officially filed for the office of Snohomish County Executive on Friday. The campaign, which has already attracted state-wide attention, will be one of the most closely watched races in Washington. State during the 2011 cycle.
“Working together, in a bi-partisan fashion, to help attract new jobs to the county while providing for fresh economic opportunities will be my primary focus as County Executive,” said Rep. Hope.
Rep. Hope’s decision to run for office comes at a crucial time for many residents of Snohomish County. Facing record unemployment, mounting ethics violations and poor job performance, the current administration has failed to provide the leadership and vision that was promised.
“I have a proven track record of creating jobs, supporting education and cleaning up corruption. By building a broad coalition of community leaders, helping folks get back to work and keeping our streets safe, we can help restore confidence and trust in local government,” Rep. Hope said.
Rep. Mike Hope’s campaign for Snohomish County Executive has already picked up a slew of local and state-wide endorsements, including; Attorney General Rob McKenna, Snohomish County Councilman John Koster, Lake Stevens Mayor Vern Little, Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring and the Snohomish County Deputies Association to name a few.
In addition to filing for Snohomish County Executive, Rep. Hope’s campaign website, which provides additional details on the race, is now live.
The Hope for Snohomish County Executive website can be viewed at: