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John Koster's Biography
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Wife: Vicki; 4 Children
AA, Everett Community College
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 2012
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 2, 2000, 2010
Vice Chair, Snohomish County Council, 2002, 2003, 2005
Chair, Snohomish County Council, 2004
Representative, Washington State House of Representatives, 1995-2001
Chair, Operations Committee, 2006-present
Member, Agricultural Subcommittee, Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC)
Member, County Road Administration Board, Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC)
Member, E-911 Board
Member, Environment, Energy, and Land Use Committee, National Association of County Officials (NACO)
Member, Legislative Steering Committee, Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC)
Former Member, Snohomish County Agricultural Advisory Committee
Board Member, Snohomish County Dairy Herd Improvement Association
Member, Steering Committee, Snohomish County Tomorrow
Member, Stillaguamish Casino Mitigation Committee
Member, Urban Caucus, Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC)
Chair/Member, Policy Committee, Snohomish County Board of Health, 2008
Chair, Planning and Community Development Committee, 2002-2005
Growth Management Policy Committee, Puget Sound Regional Council, 2004-2005
Transportation Policy Committee Alternate, Puget Sound Regional Council, 2002-2004
Former Business Consultant
Former Dairy Farm Owner
Farm Manager, Plansboard Corporation, Current
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Former President, Arlington Christian School Board
Member, Arlington First Baptist Church
Member, Board of Directors/Vice President, Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC)
Member, Board of Directors, Western Interstate Region Board, National Association of County Officials (NACO)
Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)
Member, Snohomish County Cattlemen's Association
Member, Washington State Dairy Federation
Member, Washington State Farm Bureau
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