What We’ve Done

I’ve enjoyed working as your Mayor since January 2014. Working with community groups, residents, business owners, elected officials, city staff and police, and county and state agencies, I’ve led projects and initiatives that keep Monroe a safe and great place to live and raise a family and to start and grow a business. I’ve done well listening, leading, and delivering projects and services. Here is a short list of work done since 2014:

  • Attracted new businesses and employers that expand opportunities to shop, recreate, and work in Monroe,
  • Supported our senior center’s transportation program,
  • Partnered with our historical society, school district, and American Legion to build a memorial at Lake Tye to honor our veterans and fallen servicemen and women,
  • Built new road connections like Tjerne Place and made other improvements for
    traffic safety and circulation,
  • Invested in law enforcement and public safety,
  • Supported our schools to replace technology and renovate buildings so our children have better opportunities to learn and succeed,
  • Improved downtown sidewalks so businesses can better compete with the
    changing on-line economy,
  • Partnered with the County for a social worker to get people the help they need to end the cycle of homelessness,
  • Replaced the playground and skate park at Lake Tye so our children have safer, more accessible, and better places to play,
  • Connected sidewalks throughout Monroe,
  • Installed lights over well used walkways on Woods Creek Road and at Lake Tye,
  • Established Monroe as an economic center and leader in our region, and
  • Fully funded our rainy-day fund so we can make it through tough times.

… and so much more!

What’s Next

Working with our partners, I will build on our successes. I’ll lead efforts to:

  • Continue to promote Monroe as an economic center and leader in our region,
  • Finish SR522 and US2,
  • Improve and expand business and employment opportunities in Monroe,
  • Invest in law enforcement to combat crime and drugs,
  • Work with our partners to address homelessness,
  • Connect roads including 191st Street,
  • Make traffic improvements including at Blueberry and Kelsey,
  • Be responsible with our budget,
  • Improve our parks,
  • Support our seniors, and
  • Keep Monroe a safe and great place to live and raise a family and start and grow
    a business.

Endorsements

Jason Gamble, Monroe City Council

Patsy Cudaback, Monroe City Council

Kevin Hanford, Monroe City Council

Congresswoman Suzan Delbene, US Congress

Dave Somers, County Executive

Sheriff Ty Trenary, Snohomish County Sheriff

Brian Sullivan, Chair of the County Council

Stephanie Wright, Vice Chair of the County Council

Terry Ryan, County Councilmember

Dianne Forth, president of the Downtown Monroe Association

Katy Woods, Monroe School Board

Nancy Truitt-Pierce, Monroe School Board

Jim Langford, Monroe School Board

Jason Hutchinson, Monroe School Board

Jason Petty, Vice President of the Public School Foundation

Senator Guy Palumbo, State Senate

Bridgette Tuttle, City Planning Commissioner

Jay Bull, City Planning Commissioner

Kyle Fischer, City Planning Commissioner

Ben Kaufmann, County Planning Commissioner

Tony Balk, Hospital District Board Member

Lynn Balk

Mike Buse, Chamber Board President, business owner

Teamsters Joint Council 28

Tami Kinney

Trish Love

Randall Trivett

Stephanie Negrete-Rizer, business owner

Jeff & Heather Rousey, business owners

Lise & Eric Sexton, Monroe Arts Council

Union of Firefighters of Snohomish County, IAFF Local 2781

Donna & Jim Evans

Shirley Hudson

Erin Angus-Snapka

Jim & Lynn Bloss

Aaron & Lauren Marks, business owners

Marie & John Deebach

Natalie Winslow

Michael Berg, business owner

Jerry “Big Dog” Dixon, business owner

David Hose, artist

Sharina McCrain, business owner

Brandon and Jamie Allen

Debi Lindgren

Vicki Lubrin

Teresa Willard

Steve & Robin Carlson

Joyce Romberger

Adrian Taylor, business owner

Erin Shannon-Starup

Josh Jansen

Jamie Silva

Cindy Chessi

Snohomish County – Camano Association of Realtors

Affordable Housing Coalition

Snohomish County Business Coalition