Burien Mayor Brian Bennett won’t run for re-election
Burien Mayor Brian Bennett told the B-Town Blog Thursday morning (May 9) that he won’t seek re-election for his city council seat.
Bennett said he decided not to run again because “I have a demanding job and a young family.”
He said he is endorsing Joey Martinez, who has announced that he will file for Bennett’s council position.
Bennett was elected to the city council in November 2009, replacing Sally Nelson, who had served as a council member since Burien was incorporated in 1993.
In January 2012, he was elected by his fellow council members to a two-year term as mayor.