A lifelong area resident, John McCoy retired from a 20-year career in the Air Force and 12 years with Unisys to lead one of Snohomish County's most ambitious economic development projects.
- As our State Representative, John McCoy serves the people of the 38th District with focus, commitment and proven leadership.
Recognized as regional leader in education and job creation, John McCoy has led efforts to put computers in classrooms throughout the Marysville School District and invest in Boys and Girls Clubs and the Everett Community College.
As director of the successful Quil Ceda Village project, John McCoy has "played a key role in the creation of over 1,200 permanent, local jobs. John understand the importance of making government work efficiently so it can be an economic engine that helps solve problems and provides opportunities for everybody to get ahead. In 2005 John was honored for his efforts by being named the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Executive of the Year.”" 
As a legislator, John has shown leadership as Chair of the House Technology, Energy, and Communications Committee. Through his efforts broadband access will become a reality for even our rural communities. He also serves on the advisory board for the Cascade Land Conservancy and is an active member of the National Conference of State Legislators Environmental Management Roundtable.
- John is dedicated to finding alternative energy sources and maintaining and preserving our resources for a sustainable tomorrow. 
Supported Progressive Health Care Reform
In late 2009, John McCoy was one of more than 1,000 state legislators to sign a letter entitled "State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform". The letter was a project of the Progressive States Network and was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women's Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and Universal Health Care Action Network. The letter reads in part,
- "Failure to pass national comprehensive health reform now will further jeopardize state and local budgets, undermining public services like education, public safety, and transportation infrastructure... We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and the Congress to enact bold and comprehensive health care reform this year – based on these principles and a strong federal-state collaboration – and pledge our support as state legislators and allies in pursuit of guaranteed, high quality, affordable health care for all."