Shelli Park explains why she chose to not file to run for Burien City Council
Local Artist and Designer Shelli Park – who failed to meet Friday’s deadline to file – sent us the following explanation for why she has chosen not to run for Burien City Council:
I want to thank those of you who have expressed support for my intention to run for Burien City Council. It is with regret that I have come to the decision to postpone my run for City Council for another two years. I plan to run in 2015. I arrived at this conclusion after serious consideration. I cannot do a responsible job as City Council member until I have gotten my design business in a more stable position.
After considering the current candidates pursuing the open seats, I am endorsing, and fully supporting Lauren Berkowitz and Joey Martinez in their run for City Council. I feel that they can bring the strength needed to continue building a better Burien!
Twelve candidates have declared that they’re running for four Burien City Council seats:
- Council Position No. 1: Jack Block Jr. (incumbent), Lauren Berkowitz, Kip Walton
- Council Position No. 3: Andrea H. Reay, Joan McGilton (incumbent), Robert L. Richmond III, Debi Wagner
- Council Position No. 5: Nancy Tosta,
Len Boscarine–WITHDRAWN, Rose Clark (incumbent)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.