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I will not vote for any new or increased taxes.

I'll continue to stand against the over-reaching, micro-managing arm of government.

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John Koster Biography

John and Vicki Koster have been married for 39 years. They have four children and nine grandchildren.

Political experience
Served three terms in the Washington State House of Representatives. Congressional candidate (2000). Served on the following committees in the Legislature: Transportation; Criminal Justice & Corrections; Agriculture & Ecology, Capital Budget.

Elected to County Council in 2001. Council Chair 2004, Vice Chair 2002, 2003 & 2005, Chair of Planning & Community Development Committee 2002-2005, Chair of Operations Committee

2006-2007.National, State & County Boards and Commissions

National Assn. of County Officials (NACO): Board of Directors, Western Interstate Region Board, and Agriculture & Rural Affairs Subcommittee.

Washington State Assn. of Counties (WSAC): Board of Directors, Secretary-Treasurer; Chair WSAC NW Region, WSAC Legislative Steering Committee, Agriculture Subcommittee, Urban Caucus, and County Road Administration.

Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC): Transportation Policy Committee (02-04), Growth Management Policy Committee (04-05) - currently an alternate on both committees.

Snohomish County Board of Health: 2008 Chair and Policy Committee.

Snohomish County Tomorrow: Executive Committee and Steering Committee, Alternate.

Community Development Block Grant Policy Board

Stillaguamish Casino Mitigation Committee

Work experience

Business Consultant before being elected to the County Council. Third generation dairyman, owned and operated his own business for 23 years

Community experience

Graduate of Arlington High School and Everett Community College. Served on the Snohomish County Agricultural Advisory Committee; past Board President Arlington Christian School; attends Arlington First Baptist.


"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

--Adrian Rogers: See it @ Google Books: Ten Secrets for a Successful Family, p. 138.