After serving 17 years in the state House of Representatives and Senate, Senator John McCoy resigned earlier this month. A temporary appointee by the Snohomish County Council will serve the remainder of McCoy’s term through November.
A member of Tulalip Tribe, McCoy was one of the longest-serving Native American legislators in the state’s history. His legislative legacy is as a lawmaker who effectively advanced economic development and equality of opportunity for District 38, which he represented.
His record includes bringing better telecommunications to the Tulalip Tribe and its development of the Quil Ceda Village shopping center, casino and hotel complex. He won the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Executive of the Year for tribal economic development.