The Snohomish County Council unanimously appointed John Lovick to be Snohomish County Executive. He was sworn into office on Monday morning, June 3, 2013.
“This is a tremendous honor,” said Lovick. “I feel incredibly fortunate to work for the 2,500+ county employees who make Snohomish County a great place. I’m looking forward to continue working with the county’s elected officials on behalf of the citizens of Snohomish County. I see this as a wonderful opportunity to restore faith in county government.”
Lovick takes the place of Aaron Reardon, who resigned his office last week after much public pressure.
Before being sworn in as Snohomish County Executive Lovick resigned his position as Snohomish County Sheriff.
“I know and trust the Council to choose a leader for this organization who will continue to serve our county at the highest level, with integrity and pride,” said Lovick. “It has been a tremendous honor to serve as Sheriff.”
Undersheriff Tom Davis is now acting Sheriff per Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Policies. The Snohomish County Council has 60 days to select an individual who will serve as Sheriff until the fall 2014 election.
Lovick is a long time Mill Creek resident and served on the Mill Creek City Council for five years before being elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 1997, where he served until 2007.
A former Washington State Patrol Sergeant, Lovick was elected Snohomish County Sheriff in 2007.