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.

Lovick was elected to the Mill Creek City Council in 1993, where he served as Mayor Pro Tem.  He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1998, where he served for nine years, including five as Speaker Pro Tem.

While in the House, Lovick sponsored the Primary Seat Belt Law, which boosted seat belt use from 81 to 97 percent.  He also has helped reduce car thefts In Washington State by sponsoring legislation to create the Auto Theft Prevention Authority.

He was elected Sheriff of Snohomish County in 2007 and served as Snohomish County Executive from 2013 – 2015.

In June 2016, Lovick was appointed to the House of Representatives to fill the vacated seat of Rep. Hans Dunshee and won re-election to the position in November 2016.

A long-time resident of Mill Creek and a Snohomish County resident for 38 years, Lovick is married to a retired teacher.  He still volunteers regularly at the elementary school his children attended and cooks many of his famous “John Lovick’s Deep-Fried Turkeys” for charity events.


  • You’re invited: Rep. Lovick hosts telephone town hall and coffee chats | News - May 1, 2018
    OLYMPIA—All residents of the 44th Legislative District are invited to participate in a telephone town hall and two coffee chats, both hosted by Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek). “Listening to the citizens is a fundamental part of our American democracy,”... READ MORE
  • New law creates partnerships between local police and mental health professionals | News - March 21, 2018
    OLYMPIA—A law by Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek) will create partnerships to help local law enforcement officers respond to calls that involve mental health issues. “Officers testified that behavioral health is the number one public safety issue facing our state,”... READ MORE
  • Response to Charlottesville and moving forward in Washington | News - August 25, 2017
    We are outraged by the violent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville and further condemn Trump’s rhetoric in Phoenix, which perpetuated hatred and bigotry. In response, as Washington House Democrats, we are expressing our strongest commitment to fighting for a more... READ MORE
  • 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
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