About George Hurst
I was born in Seattle, but I grew up in New York on Long Island. I have lived in Lynnwood for 27 years with my wife and four children. All four are graduates of Lynnwood High School (when it was still in Lynnwood). I have a BA in history/political science from the University of Washington and a MA in American History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. So, with that educational background it seems logical that I have been in the electrical/commercial lighting business for over 30 years...OK, maybe that is not so logical, but life is like that sometimes. But I appreciate my past experience because I believe that a knowledge of our Country’s political process combined with years of business experience provides a solid foundation for serving the public with a focus on sound financial principles.
I was first elected to the City Council in 2015 and re-elected in 2019. This year my fellow Council Members have elected me as Council President. As President, my primary responsibility is to make sure the Council agenda addresses the priorities of Council Members and of the residents of Lynnwood. During my years on the Council, I have focused on making Lynnwood a safer place to live and work. I was Chair of the committee that created the South County Regional Fire Authority and I served on the Board that combined two 911 call centers into one efficient 911 system for all of Snohomish County. As the Covid pandemic continues the issues of addressing housing shortages, controlling government spending, and making sure local businesses survive are most important.
Public Service (Past and Present)
911 Personnel Committee and Future Facilities Committee
Snohomish Emergency Radio Advisory Board
I405 BRT Elected Advisory Group
Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board
Vice Chair City of Lynnwood Transportation Traffic Task Force
Vice Chair Lynnwood Planning Commission
Chair Lynnwood/Fire District 1 Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee
Association of Washington Cities Legislation Priorities Committee
Community Transit Board
Lynnwood Disability Board
911 Finance Committee