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.

Together we:

  • 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.

Elected Experience
  • 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

  • Benefit/Charity Auctioneer

Municipal Education

  • 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