Democratic state Rep. John Lovick became a state senator Wednesday after the Snohomish County Council unanimously chose him to fill the vacancy created by Steve Hobbs’ move to statewide office.
“I am honored and humbled beyond words,” Lovick said. “We’ve overcome so much as a state, but hard work remains. There’s no problem we can’t solve if we do it together, and I’m excited to get started in this new role.”
The choice of Lovick was no surprise. He was the near unanimous pick earlier this month of Democratic precinct officers of the 44th Legislative District that includes Mill Creek, Lake Stevens and Snohomish.