Burien Council Censures Jack Block Jr. for Facebook Photo Posting
Burien City Councilmembers voted to censure Councilman Jack Block Jr. at Monday night’s meeting (March 18).
Mayor Brian Bennett and Councilmembers Rose Clark, Joan McGilton and Gerald Robison voted for the censure.
Deputy Mayor Lucy Krakowiak and Councilman Bob Edgar abstained from voting, as did Block.
The focus of the censure was a photo of a scantily clad woman in lingerie that Block posted on his personal Facebook page last Christmas Eve.
On making the motion for censure, Robison called the posting inappropriate material that cast the city in a bad light.
After the vote, Block said he is “an imperfect human being” but attributed the censure – which carries no penalty – largely to council politics.