John Brock seeking reelection to Woodway Town Council

John Brock has filed for reelection for council Position 2 in the Town of Woodway.

“I have enjoyed the challenges of serving on the Woodway Town Council,” Brock said. “The council is a politically diverse group, curious, frugal and open-minded. Starting from different initial positions, we almost always arrive at unanimous consensus. I am proud of our efforts and look forward to continued service.”

Brock was first appointed to the Woodway Town Council seat in March 2021, filling a vacancy left when Mike Quinn was appointed mayor following the retirement of former Mayor Carla Nichols. He was elected to the position in November 2021.

Brock grew up in Edmonds and joined the Coast Guard after graduating from high school. He served on active duty and as a reservist for 12 years. He studied civil engineering and land surveying in college.

“I hold strong biases toward honesty, fairness, equity and fiscal responsibility,” Brock said. “I will continue to work to keep Woodway the exceptional small town we enjoy.”

Brock said he is focused on ensuring the town has a sustainable financial foundation, noting that “our current trajectory contains a looming structural deficit leaving the Town at risk of cutting critical services and losing our tranquil independence.”

Another issue facing Woodway is the future of nearby Point Wells. “The threat of a huge Urban Center development at Point Wells has passed,” Brock said. “A much smaller Urban Village development with far fewer residences may be feasible. We’re waiting to hear from the property owner and will consider any project that benefits the developer, Woodway and Richmond Beach neighborhoods.”

  1. John Brock has been a great steward for the Town of Woodway, and his questions and comments at Council meetings are well-informed and helpful. Woodway’s mayor and council members serve with no compensation, and we are thankful for their dedication. John is well deserving of re-election.

  2. I have known John since he was a young boy in my neighborhood in Edmonds. I can attest to the fact that he is a very fine person in every way from a very fine Edmonds family.

  3. John Brock’s leadership expands beyond the boundaries of Woodway: besides being a regular at the Edmonds Marsh work parties, I am thinking of a time he made sure our City had insight into the difficulty we’d have replacing a staff member with a unique sill set so that we could forward plan for the eventuality of his retirement. John also follows County and State action and provides important inputs to the civic conversations related to them.

    All of South County is better off because John Brock is on Council in Woodway. Thank you for running again John.

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