John Lovick served as a State Trooper for 31 years and was named Trooper of the Year in 1992. He also served a total of 13 years in the United States Coast Guard, including time patrolling the waters off Alaska.

He was elected to the Mill Creek City Council, where he served as Mayor Pro Tem, then served for 9 years in the House of Representatives, including five years as Speaker Pro Tem.

While in the House, he pushed for the Primary Seat Belt Law, which boosted seat belt use from 81 percent to 97 percent, and sponsored the Auto Theft Task Force law that helped reduce car thefts in Washington state.

Lovick was elected as Snohomish County Sheriff (2007-2013) and later Snohomish County Executive.

He was appointed in 2016 to the House of Representatives to fill the seat of Rep. Hans Dunshee.

A long-time resident of Mill Creek and a Snohomish County resident for 38 years, Lovick is married to a retired teacher. He is a youth basketball, baseball and football coach and still volunteers each week at the same elementary school where his children attended.


  • Snohomish kids get less and homeowners pay more under Senate Republican education funding plan | News - May 18, 2017
    Democratic plan is a clear win-win for students, middle class families, and small businesses OLYMPIA – Most areas of the state could see a sharp property tax increase under the Senate Republicans’ K-12 education funding plan. Yet, despite the increase,... READ MORE
  • Lovick hosts first Coffee Chats of 2017 | News - March 22, 2017
    OLYMPIA–Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek) will host his first Coffee Chat of the year this weekend in Mill Creek. “This is a chance to meet with people in a small group, or one-on-one,” Rep. Lovick said. “I appreciate every chance... READ MORE
  • Rep. Lovick responds to Sound Transit 3 car tab issue: Relief, Rebate, and Reform | News - March 10, 2017
    Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek, center) on the floor of the House of Representatives with Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, Rep. Kristine Reeves, Transportation Chair Rep. Judy Clibborn (seated), Rep. Shelley Kloba and Rep. Christine Kilduff. The five standing lawmakers introduced a... READ MORE
  • Lovick to hold two town hall meetings this weekend | News - March 6, 2017
    OLYMPIA—Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek) will host two town hall meetings this Saturday, March 11, to meet with 44th district constituents to give them an update on the current session and listen to their questions, concerns and ideas. “I want... READ MORE
  • From idea to law: Snohomish High students research, write and present legislation at capitol | News - January 30, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Each year, students from Snohomish High School set their alarms for 4 a.m. and make themselves breakfast before the sun rises. They pile into busses, coffee in hand. They arrive in Olympia by 8 a.m. and then their... READ MORE
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