Brian J. Sullivan was elected to the Snohomish County Council in November 2007, and took office in January 2008. He is currently serving his second term in office and was elected Council Chair by his fellow councilmember’s for the 2012 year. Brian is a Democrat who represents the 2nd Council District, which covers the cities of Everett and Mukilteo, as well as areas of unincorporated Snohomish County. Most recently Brian’s district has expanded to include the Tulalip Indian Reservation. Brian chairs the Finance and Economic Development Committee. His priorities include: preserving affordable housing, alternative energy sources, Aerospace and ‘common sense’ economic growth policy.
Born in Butte, Montana, but spending the majority of his life in Mukilteo, WA, Councilmember Sullivan previously served as a City Councilmember in Mukilteo from 1986 to 1989. He then went on to serve as Mayor of Mukilteo from 1990 to 1997. Before beginning his service at the Snohomish County Council he most recently served in the Washington House of Representatives, as a State Representative from 2001 to 2007.
Brian studied political science at Central Washington University and the University of Washington, and he is a graduate of Mariner High School in Everett, WA. He has two children, Riley and Michael, and the three of them currently reside in Mukilteo, WA.
Extended Work History:
Snohomish County Councilmember, 2008-Present
Snohomish County Tomorrow Coordinator, 2004-2007
Executive Analyst for Snohomish County, 2003
State Representative, 2001-2007
Policy Analyst, Snohomish County Executive's Office, 1991-1993
Mayor of Mukilteo, 1990-1997
Riley's of Mukilteo, Owner and Manager, 1990-2004
Alfy's Pizza, Corporate Manager, 1989-1991
Mukilteo City Councilmember, 1986-1989
Mukilteo/South Everett Rotary, Member
Boys' and Girls' Clubs of America, Boardmember
Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Boardmember
Mukilteo Lions Club
Mukilteo Boys' and Girls' Club, Parent Board
Honorary Lifetime Member of the Aerospace Machinists Union, 2005
Washington Association of Conservation Districts, Professional Service Award, 2004
Honorary Lifetime Member of the Fire Fighters Union, 1997
Rotarian Citizen of the Year, 1996-1997