Councilmember Tom French Profile


Deputy Mayor

Position 6

Term: January 2020 - December 2023  

Tom French was elected to the City Council in January 2012. He is a life-long resident of Lake Forest Park and attended Brookside Elementary, Kellogg Middle School, and Shorecrest High School. His father was the Associate Dean of the University of Washington Business School and an active volunteer in Lake Forest Park. Tom is married to Katy, an elementary school principal in the Edmonds School District.

Councilmember Tom French 2022

City and Regional Representation

Deputy Mayor and Council Chair

Chair, Council Budget & Finance Committee

Member, Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee

Education and Professional Experience

Tom French attended the University of Washington and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management, International Business, and Creative Writing from Eckerd College. Tom has nearly two decades in senior positions in the software business, specializing in product strategy and strategic planning. He most recently served on the executive team of a software company specializing in cloud-based legal document drafting and matter management.


Citizens can reach Councilmember French by phone at 206-368-5440, Ext. 258 or email Councilmember French.