UPDATE: All 6 Candidates Will Participate In Wed. Night’s Forum

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It should be an interesting night, this Wednesday evening, Oct. 12, as we have just confirmed that all six candidates will attend our B-Town Blog Candidates Forum for the three open seats on the Burien City Council.

This will be, far as we know, the first Burien city council forum to feature all candidates, including Bob Edgar and Lucy Krakowiak, neither of whom have attended before.

It starts at 8 p.m. Wed. night, and will be held at a new location:

Gregory Heights Elementary School Library (across from the main office), located at 16201 16th Ave SW in Burien.

All six candidates have been invited, and all six have now indicated their intent to participate:

  • Greg Duff is challenging incumbent Lucy Krakowiak for Council Position No. 2. Duff, a longtime community activist in what is now north Burien, is being supported by a majority of Krakowiak’s fellow council members, according to Duff’s website.
  • Over in Council Position No. 4’s corner, incumbent Gordon Shaw will attend. Challenger Bob Edgar said Tuesday morning (Oct. 11) that he, too, will attend the forum.
  • And local author Debi Wagner takes on incumbent Jerry Robison, an attorney by profession. Robison was appointed to Council Position No. 6 upon the resignation of council member Kathy Keene.

As all our previous forums have been, this is FREE and open to the public.

Audience members will also be given an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates, so put your issue-oriented thinking caps on.

Want to ask a question, but not sure you can attend? Please email your question to: [email protected] by 2pm Wednesday.

General Election Day is Nov. 8.

Not registered to vote? King County residents not currently registered in Washington can register in person at the Elections office in Renton or at the voter registration annex in Seattle through October 31.

For more information, call the Elections office at 206-296-VOTE (8683) during regular business hours.

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2 Responses to “UPDATE: All 6 Candidates Will Participate In Wed. Night’s Forum”
  1. Neil says:

    Since Annexation is such a hot topic and a decision that could have huge financial consequences for Burien, why can’t the city council do a special election to find out what the majority of citizens of Burien want. Even if it costs 100-200k to do a special election as one of the incumbents said(seems highly inflated), it still is less expensive than the multi-million gamble we are taking with the white center annexation. The mood at this meeting was anti annexation but the council members except for Lucy Krakowiak were clueless to what thier constituents want. My vote is going to all anti annexation candidates ie Lucy Krakowiak, Bob Edgar and Debi Wagner.

    • William Forest says:

      The results of the last forum at Gregory Heights School were pretty telling about what the pro-annexation candidates stand for.
      Its all about real estate development of vacant lands that will be available if Burien takes over White Center/ Area Y.

      Citizen voices or opinions on these issues were low priority which were characterized as noisy people.

      There is no concern that there will not be enough money to support or serve the residents in the area or that it could put Burien in real financial problems.

      I think its clear that the candidates supporting 99% of the residents are Debi Wagner, Bob Edgar and Lucy Krakowiak.

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