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Gary Nelson was elected to the Snohomish County Council in 1994 and re-elected in 1999 and 2003 to represent the Third Council District in Southwest Snohomish County. He chairs the Transportation & Public Works Committee, and is a member of the Administrative Committee, Finance Committee, Operations & Performance Audit Committee, Planning & Community Development Committee and Law & Justice/Human Services Committee.

Garyís previous elected experience includes seven years as an Edmonds City Council member and 22 years in the Washington State Legislature, including eight years as a State Senator.

Gary presently serves as chair of the Snohomish County Health District Board, and serves on the Community Transit Board and Community Transit Executive Committee. He is a member of the Regional Transportation Investment District Planning Committee and Executive Board, serving as its chairman until 2005. Gary is also a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Committee and the Regional Transportation Leadership Group.

Gary is a board member of the Washington State Association of Counties, chair of the Urban County Caucus and a member of the Legislative Steering Committee. He is a member of various civic organizations including Lynnwood Rotary, the Edmonds Historical Museum and Sons of Norway. The South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce honored Gary in 2005 with the Outstanding Community Service Award.

After receiving a Bachelorís degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and a Masterís degree from the University of Wisconsin, Gary served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force before working in the private sector for 28 years in research, engineering and management. He and wife JoAnne live in Edmonds and have three sons and five grandchildren.

Please feel free to contact Gary to arrange a meeting with your group or association. Individual appointments are also available.

Gary Nelson, Snohomish County Council
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609 Everett, WA 98201
(425) 388-3494, (425) 388 3496 (FAX)
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