George Hurst


Council President

Council Position #6, Elected in 2015

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.

Liaison Roles

  • Council Finance Committee

  • History & Heritage Board

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