Senator John Lovick
44th Legislative District
Sen. John Lovick has spent his life in public service. Prior to his elected to office, he 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 Snohomish County Sheriff 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.
In December 2021, Lovick was selected to fill the vacancy left when Steve Hobbs was appointed Secretary of State.
A long-time resident of Mill Creek who has lived in Snohomish County 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.