Former Mill Creek City Councilmember Terry Ryan announced his candidacy for the Snohomish County Council’s District 4 seat on January 16, 2013.
Ryan announced that he is seeking the Councilmember position as a Democrat.
District 4 contains the City of Mill Creek as well as parts of Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Briar, Bothell, and unincorporated Snohomish County. County Councilmember Dave Gossett, a Democrat from Mountlake Terrace, currently represents the District. Since Councilmember Gossett has served for three consecutive terms, he is unable to run again.
Ryan served on the Mill Creek City Council for 17 years before resigning from the Mill Creek City Council last September. He said at the time that he was no longer able to juggle his full-time commercial real estate broker job at Kidder Mathews, his part-time job as a soccer coach at Mercer Island High School, his part-time Mill Creek City Council job, and his family commitments. “I am good at keeping a lot of balls in the air, but I just can’t balance everything,” he said.
In a press release Ryan said his focus as Snohomish County Councilmember would be on “Economic growth and neighborhood quality of life.”
“I proudly served the people of Mill Creek for 17 years on the Mill Creek City Council including four terms as Mayor, and now look forward to continuing my leadership on the County Council,” said Ryan. “As a business professional, I am committed to positioning Snohomish County for economic recovery and success. As a dad and coach, I will do everything to safeguard our parks and playfields, public safety and the health and well-being of our families.”
Ryan’s press release lists the following endorsements:
- County Councilmember Brian Sullivan (D-Mukilteo)
- County Councilmember Stephanie Wright (D-Lynnwood)
- Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith
- Former Mountlake Terrace Mayor Pat Cordova
- Former State Representative Al O’Brien
- Bothell City Councilmember Del Spivey,
- Bothell City Councilmember Andy Rheaume
- Bothell City Councilmember Patrick Ewing
- Mill Creek Councilmember Mark Bond
- Former Mill Creek City Councilmember Dr. Jon Pazevic
- Brier City Councilmember Dale Kaemingk
- Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring
- Former Maryville Mayor Mayor Dennis Kendall
- Snohomish Mayor Karen Guzak