District 1

Message From the Council Member


I am excited to be serving the people of Snohomish County’s Council District 1. Prior to winning your support and trust I served as an Arlington City Councilman, the Vice Chair of the Snohomish County Planning Commission and performed business analysis for a multi-national food service company.

As your Councilman, I have been working to identify the top priorities in our district. Currently, the most critical issues facing the 1st Council District as well as Snohomish County as a whole include job creation and retention, the protection of private property rights, improving public safety and investing in our transportation infrastructure. In addition to these priorities, I believe that county government must be accountable and transparent to the people.

As your Councilman, I have pledged to represent you honestly and ethically in addition to being accessible when my assistance is needed. If you have comments, questions or concerns regarding our district, please do not hesitate to contact myself or my legislative aide. We are here to serve you!
I look forward to working with you and for you to ensure that Snohomish County remains a great place to live, work and play for many generations to come.

All the best, Ken Klein

Biography of Ken Klein

Councilmember Ken Klein was elected to the Snohomish County Council in November of 2013 and serves the 1st Council District which includes the communities of Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Marysville and Stanwood. Ken is currently the Chair of the Planning and Community Development Services Committee. 

Prior to his election to the County Council he served one term on the Arlington City Council (2011-2013) and as the Snohomish County Planning Commission Vice-Chair (2008-2013). 

His private sector background includes roles as a Controller, Operations Support Manager and Accounting Manager specializing in budget creation and financial analyst.

Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Western Washington University and lives in the Stillaguamish Valley with his wife Juliana and their three children.