District 5



HI, I’m Hans Dunshee, your County Councilmember. I’ve been recently appointed to the council and I really enjoy the local work, getting stuff done, and solving problems. While I enjoyed being in the state legislature, I like the nuts and bolts of working on the ground. Same areas, same issues, just closer now. 

If you live in Snohomish, Lake Stevens, or unincorporated areas around Everett, I am just changing jobs, and will continue to serve you. If you live in Monroe, Sultan, Gold Bar, Startup, or Index I am returning to serving your area, an area I served for 10 years as a legislator. If you are from Maltby, hello, I have had the joy and connection to this area through projects like the Wayne Golf Course and have kept track of issues there for years.

Snohomish County is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. It’s my home, a community I respect and care for. As your Councilmember, I’m focused on ensuring quality jobs, improved roads, and enhanced opportunities for business owners. 

Please contact me anytime with questions, concerns, or to share your priorities. 

- Hans


Biography of Hans Dunshee

Hans received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington before earning a Master’s in Political Science and Environmental Policy from Western Washington University. After college he started a successful small business designing septic systems in Snohomish County.

He has served as a volunteer firefighter, on school levy committees, the county planning commission, and the county charter review. In his spare time he enjoys working in his garden and biking the centennial trail.

Hans is serving his first term as County Councilmember after being appointed to the position in February of 2016. As Chair of the Operations Committee he oversees county parks, Information Services, Facilities Management, the County Auditor, and Performance Auditor. In addition he serves on the North Sound Behavioral Health Organization, Water Resource Inventory Area (WIRA 7), Library Capital Facilities, Performance Audit Committee, I-405 Advisory Committee, Snohomish Basin Salmon Recovery Forum, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and the Snohomish County Health District.

Before joining the County Council, Hans represented the Sky Valley for 10 years in the state legislature. During that time he served as Chair of the Capital Budget Committee, where he crafted the 2012 Jobs package resulting in 1,700 local jobs. He also led efforts to bring Washington State University to Everett.

Contact the County Council by email or by telephone at 425-388-3494.