Robert Richmond III officially files to run for Burien City Council, Position #3
Robert Richmond III officially filed to run for Burien City Council, Position #3, where he will face incumbent Joan McGilton, Debi Wagner and Andrea Reay.
“I am running because I have noticed that it appears that the City Council has run out of ideas, except annexation,” Richmond said. “I would appreciate the opportunity to present a few ideas to the public so that we can begin to become a self – sufficient city.”
Richmond joins 12 other candidates running in the 2013 council election:
- Council Position No. 1: Jack Block Jr. (incumbent), Lauren Berkowitz, Kip Walton
- Council Position No. 3: Andrea H. Reay, Joan McGilton (incumbent), Richmond III, Debi Wagner
- Council Position No. 5: Nancy Tosta, Len Boscarine, Rose Clark (incumbent)
- Council Position No. 7: Chuck Rangel, Joey Martinez, Steve Armstrong
The Primary election will be Aug. 6, and the General election will be Nov. 5.
As usual, The B-Town Blog will be holding Candidate Forums soon, so be sure to check back often.
Here’s Richmond’s full statement:
My name is Robert L. Richmond, III and I am running for Burien City Council Position # 3.
I am running because I have noticed that it appears that the City Council has run out of ideas, except annexation. I would appreciate the opportunity to present a few ideas to the public so that we can begin to become a self – sufficient city.
I would like to bring the 4H Headquarters to the City of Burien and help build the foundation for Urban Farming. We need to teach our kids early on about eating healthy. 4H also offers opportunities in the subjects of robotics, engineering, and computer science.
I propose working with Washington State University to bring an Athletic and Science facility to the City of Burien.
I intend to be aggressive and look for an “Anchor Tenant” to partner with the city to bring in high paying jobs. Burien is OPEN for business!
I just have a few questions for the incumbent: What is taking so long to make 1st Ave passable? Why are there so many empty storefronts? Why do we not host major adult sporting events? It appears that the city is dependant on how much allocated funds the state provides. Why?
My vision is clear; establishing healthy eating habits for our children, furthering education for the jobs of tomorrow and raising revenue by bringing in new, non-retail business.
Together, we can “grow a better Burien”.
I am asking for your vote on Aug 6 and Nov 5.
– Robert L. Richmond, III