Think You’d Be a Better City Council Member? Here’s How YOU Can Run
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The last time we did a post of this nature (see it here), it inspired at least one Reader to apply to run for a seat on the Burien City Council – we hope this one does the same.]
If you think you’d be a better member of the Burien City Council, here’s the info you should know:
Candidate Filing Dates will be between May 13 – May 17.
Four positions on the Burien City Council will be open for election in the Nov. 5, 2013 General Election.
The King County Election Division will accept candidate filings for the General Election from May 13 through May 17; more details, including how to apply online, are here.
Persons interested in filing for an open position may file with the King County Election Divisions in person, by mail, or online. In-person filing opens May 13 at 8:30 am and closes on May 17 at 4:30 pm at the King County Elections Building, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA,98057. For more information about candidate filing, please visit the King County website at http://www.kingcounty.gov/elections.aspx or call King County Election Operations at (206) 296-1565.
Want to know more about being a councilmember? Check out all of the additional resources available at the Municipal Research Services Center (MRSC), online at www.mrsc.org.
The Burien City Council meets on the first, third and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street). When a holiday occurs on a Monday, the Council does not meet. During the summer months of June, July and August, the Council meetings are held on first and third Mondays.
The monthly salary for councilmembers is $600 per month, with the Mayor bringing home a whopping $750/month. All get a low-cost health insurance package as well.
The following positions on the City Council are up for election in fall 2013; each is for a four-year term beginning January 2014:
- Position 1 (incumbent: Jack Block, Jr.)
- Position 3 (incumbent: Joan McGilton)
- Position 5 (incumbent: Rose Clark)
- Position 7 (incumbent: Brian Bennett)
The Primary election will be Aug. 6, 2013, and the General election will be Nov. 5, 2013.
As of March 27, 2013, here are the candidates we’re aware of:
Okay, so what are you waiting for? Apply online here, then email us your announcement/press release! We’ll be holding Candidate Forums – something we’ve done for the last three election cycles, and we look forward to a lively political season!