It is a blessing and an honor to serve District 5 here in Snohomish County. I am looking forward to teaming with my fellow councilmembers and state and local officials to incorporate solutions that work for all. My top priorities are encouraging and helping grow more jobs here in our County and District, supporting our Law Enforcement and Firefighters, investing in our local schools and teachers as well as a clean and safe environment for Snohomish County, and lastly, but certainly not least, is traffic concerns in District 5. I will be focusing on and enlightening our state officials to our 5th District transportation needs and improvements which include added capacity and safety on Highways 522, 9, and 2/Trestle.
Council District 5 includes Lake Stevens, Monroe, Snohomish, East Silver Lake, Sultan, Gold Bar, Maltby, Clearview and Index, as well as parts of unincorporated Snohomish County.
Biography of Sam Low
Sam and his wife Mariah were both born and raised right here in Snohomish County. Sam is a local small business owner. His wife Mariah is a Forensic Scientist specializing in DNA for a law enforcement agency. Together they have five children with the oldest two attending college.
Sam’s first exposure to local government came as a teenager when he won a contest to be Mayor of Everett for a day. He then went on to be Snohomish County and Washington State Youth of the year for the Boys and Girls Club.
During college in Southern California, Sam worked in a pharmacy, played on the college basketball team and upon graduation began teaching 3rd and 4th grade and coaching basketball at a private school in Orange County, CA.
Three years after college, Sam moved back to Washington State to work with teenagers. During this time he became a minister and also obtained his insurance license in property and casualty. Sam was also able to teach college classes at a private college in Pierce County (where he had a state representative as one of his students). He also volunteered with the Thurston County Sheriff's department.
Sam and Mariah moved back to Snohomish County and decided to make Lake Stevens their permanent home. In 2013 Sam was elected to the Lake Stevens City Council and later selected by his peers to be Council President. During this time Sam also served on the Snohomish (County) Board of Health and was selected by his peers to be Chair in 2015.
Sam has always been active in community service both personally and through his local Rotary Club. Sam is currently the 2016-2017 Lake Stevens Rotary President.
Contact Councilmember Low by email or by telephone at 425-388-3494.