Several years ago Democrat Mike Cooper ran for Public Lands Commissioner in Washington State. He lost to Republican Doug Sutherland. Mike Cooper is back again, this time running for Position #3 on the Snohomish County Council. He is running for an open seat being vacated by Republican Gary Nelson. His campaign website is up and running. Check it out. He deserves our support.
Mike has a long record of public service. He recently retired as a lieutenant in the Shoreline Fire District after 25 years. He also served 4 terms in the Washington State Legislature as a member of the House of Representatives. He chaired the Fisheries, Ecology and Parks Committee and the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee. He also served on the Transportation and Energy and Utilities committees.
He has received a number of awards in his public service career including:
1997Washington State Firefighter of the Year
1999 Maritime Elected Official of the Year
1999 Washington State Labor Council Legislator of the Year
2003 Inland Boatman’s Union Legislator of the Year
He currently serves as Chair of the Washington State Oil Spill Advisory Council. Mike also is the current Board President of Transportation Choices Coalition. He also chaired the Snohomish County Charter Review Commission.