EVERETT, Wash. - Feb. 14, 2017 - Everett City Council Member and Cocoon House CEO Cassie Franklin announced her candidacy for Mayor on Tuesday with endorsements from current Mayor Ray Stephanson and Everett business and community leaders aligned with her vision of creating and sustaining family-wage jobs and ensuring a safe, vibrant environment where families and businesses can thrive.
“I am a passionate community leader and care deeply about this city,” said Franklin, 45. “I’ve seen the unique beauty of this community and our citizens. I’ve spent my career building and strengthening communities and know that when our businesses are winning, everyone is winning, and when our social services thrive, we all thrive. With our community’s unique strengths and significant challenges, the skillset I bring is exactly what our city needs to build a strong future.”