Joe Marine has lived in Mukilteo twenty-six years, where he and his wife Candy have raised two daughters, Brandi and Jamie. Caring, approachable, and open to varied ideas and interests, Joe capitalizes on his engaging and optimistic nature to pull others together for comprehensive, inclusive, and well-thought-out solutions.
Joe is a get-it-done kind of person. His experience as an entrepreneur, Mayor, State Representative, and member of many commissions has secured funding for parks and infrastructure improvements that moved Mukilteo FORWARD. Joe continues to serve on the board of various non-profits, volunteering for local events, and raising funds for charities.
During his time as Mayor, Joe Marine worked with many people to move long-dormant projects from discussion to action.
Built a new Rosehill Community Center and a new City Hall
Acquired 98 acres of property to preserve Japanese Gulch
Secured the Tank Farm property for the ferry terminal
Renovated Lighthouse Park
Started online tracking for the city’s planning department
Created the Citizen’s Police Academy
For the first time ever, Mukilteo received a AAA bond rating by Standard and Poor’s and was ranked twice by Money magazine as one of the top ten best small cities in America—a ranking we'd never had before. We did all of this during one of the worst downturns in our economy, and when he left, we still had close to 40% of our operating budget in reserves.
Mukilteo hasn’t ranked in the top ten cities again since Joe left office. Nothing gets done without trust, good objective information, and intelligent, fair, open, and honest discussion. Joe believes our city needs someone with proven LEADERSHIP and RESULTS who will put Mukilteo first and move Mukilteo FORWARD...TOGETHER!
Mukilteo City Council: 1998–2000, 2020–present
WA State Representative of the 21st District: 2001
Mukilteo Mayor: 2006–2013
Other Professional Experience
State-licensed Insurance Agent for 30 years, specializing in Medicare and Long Term Care
National League of Cities Leadership Training Institute Diamond Certificate (1 of 87 in the country, the highest level of achievement)
Association of Washington Cities Advanced Certified Municipal Leadership Certificate
Current Community service
Mukilteo/South Everett Rotary Member
Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce Member
Campfire Snohomish County Board Member
Mari's Place for the Arts Board President
Community Transit Board Vice Chair
Previous Community Service:
Community Transit Board Chair
Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors Vice President
Puget Sound Regional Council Operations and Executive Board Member
National League of Cities Leadership Training Council, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee Member
Snohomish County Cities & Towns Association President
Sound Transit Board Member
Mukilteo YMCA Board Member