Snohomish County Executive John Lovick spoke at the regular meeting of The Noon Rotary Club of Edmonds on Tuesday, Aug 5.
“His message emphasized the loving compassion that people have when responding to disasters ranging from the Mount St. Helens eruption to the recent Oso landslide,” said Rotary member Carol Kinney. “A $5 donation by a school boy prompted many gifts for the survivors, including a $100,000 donation from a local Lions Club.
Lovick served in the Washington State Patrol for 31 years. In 2008 he became the first African-American county sheriff in Washington state history. Lovick, a Democrat who was appointed to fill the county executive seat after Aaron Reardon’s resignation, was one of two primary election winners Tuesday and will face Republican Carolyn Eslick in November.
Said Kinney: “‘What can we do to provide the best service to our community’ is the statement John hears everyday from the people who work with him in the county.”