About Rep. John Koster

Born and raised on a dairy farm in the Arlington area, John Koster is a lifelong Washington resident. He is a graduate of Arlington High School and Everett Community College.

An active community leader, John served in the Washington House of Representatives for three terms from 1995 to 2000, representing the 39th Legislative District. During those years, he was a member of several House committees and served as vice chair of the Agriculture and Ecology Committee, and the Criminal Justice and Corrections Committee.

In 2001, John was elected to the Snohomish County Council where he served in leadership positions for 12 years, including the council chair and vice chair. He was also the chairman of the Snohomish County Planning and Community Development Committee, the Operations Committee, and the Law and Justice/Human Services Committee.

In November 2016, the citizens of the 39th Legislative District elected John to return as their voice in the state House of Representatives. He is serves as ranking Republican on the House State Government Committee. John is also a member of the House Capital Budget and House Rules committees.

Having operated a successful farm business for many years, John understands issues related to rural areas and small business. Through his years as an elected official, John has worked to protect personal freedoms, keep taxes low, reduce excessive regulations, and make government accountable, responsible and responsive to the people it serves.

Married 46 years, John and his wife, Vicki, have four adult children and 10 grandchildren. They make their home in Arlington.