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Meet Candidates for Burien City Council tonight near Farmers Market

Meet Candidates for Burien City Council tonight near Farmers Market

Another opportunity to meet and speak with some of the candidates running for Burien City Council is TONIGHT – Thursday, July 20 – on the sidewalk near the Farmers Market from 5-6:30 p.m. According... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #1 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #1 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. Over the next several days we’ll... [Read more]

‘Meet & Greet’ City Council Candidates Thursday near Farmers Market

‘Meet & Greet’ City Council Candidates Thursday near Farmers Market

Another informal candidate ‘Meet and Greet’ event will take place this Thursday, July 13, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. near Town Square Park on the corner of SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW. Tables... [Read more]

‘Meet the Candidates’ for Burien City Council on SW 152nd Street on June 22

‘Meet the Candidates’ for Burien City Council on SW 152nd Street on June 22

A ‘Meet the Candidates’ event that includes eight hopefuls running for four Burien City Council seats will be held on SW 152nd Street on Thursday, June 22, from 5–7 p.m. The location will... [Read more]

ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

By Jack Mayne As of Friday’s filing deadline, 17 people are looking to become or remain members of the Burien City Council, but current councilmember Lauren Berkowitz will not be one of them. The other... [Read more]

Don’t like your city’s politics? Campaign School teaches Candidates April 12

Don’t like your city’s politics? Campaign School teaches Candidates April 12

Don’t like your City’s politics? Well then – do something about it! Here’s an event that will take place on Wednesday, April 12: Campaign School is an exclusive one-day course blending the... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 8: Bell pulling away from Green, now up by 165 votes

ELECTION RESULTS 8: Bell pulling away from Green, now up by 165 votes

The horse race for Burien City Council Position No. 6 appears to be going to Austin Bell, who – as of the latest results on Nov. 10 at 3:51 p.m. – is pulling away down the stretch against opponent... [Read more]

ELECTION RETURNS 4: Bell extends his lead to 76 votes over Green

ELECTION RETURNS 4: Bell extends his lead to 76 votes over Green

The fourth round of returns were released by King County Elections on Thursday (Nov. 5) at 6:48 p.m., and the latest tallies shows that Austin Bell has extended his lead over Darla Green by 6 votes,... [Read more]

ELECTION: Incumbents winning; Bell beating Green by just 2 votes

ELECTION: Incumbents winning; Bell beating Green by just 2 votes

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 3) General Election have been released, with 19.37% of votes counted, the Burien City Council race shows the two incumbents (Edgar and Krakowiak) are... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I am proud to have cast my ballot for…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I am proud to have cast my ballot for…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. Also note: the Writer of this Letter is... [Read more]

LETTER: Leader of White Center’s ‘No to Burien’ annexation effort on election

LETTER: Leader of White Center’s ‘No to Burien’ annexation effort on election

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] As a volunteer adult leader of an active... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Is an outside Political Action Committee trying to buy council seats?’

LETTER: ‘Is an outside Political Action Committee trying to buy council seats?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor; Is an Outside Political... [Read more]

Video Voters’ Guide released; Burien’s Goodspaceguy recites original poem

Video Voters’ Guide released; Burien’s Goodspaceguy recites original poem

King County TV has released a ‘Video Voters’ Guide,’ which provide voters information on candidates and issues on the 2015 General Election ballot. It’s now available through TV, as... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS/AUDIO: Bob Edgar vs Holli Giffin at our final 2015 Forum

VIDEO/PHOTOS/AUDIO: Bob Edgar vs Holli Giffin at our final 2015 Forum

In front of a crowd of over 50 local voters, our final 2015 Burien City Council Candidate Forum – which pitted incumbent Bob Edgar vs Holli Giffin for Position #2…

UPDATE: SW Chamber’s Sept. 23 ‘Meet the Candidates’ now open to the public

UPDATE: SW Chamber’s Sept. 23 ‘Meet the Candidates’ now open to the public

UPDATE: The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s “Meet the Candidates” Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, will now be open to the public, and *not* just chamber members as previously announced. The... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATES: Three B-Town Blog Candidate Forums coming up soon

SAVE THE DATES: Three B-Town Blog Candidate Forums coming up soon

The B-Town Blog welcomes all readers, neighbors, voters and anyone who would like to attend, to our three upcoming Candidate Forums, featuring candidates for the three open seats on the Burien City Council. The... [Read more]

‘Meet the Candidates’ at Southwest King County Chamber reception Sept. 23

‘Meet the Candidates’ at Southwest King County Chamber reception Sept. 23

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport Southcenter. Candidates... [Read more]

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

by Jack Mayne Local attorney Holli Giffin and former Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar are now running head-to-head for the Position 2 seat held by Mayor Lucy Krakowiak, and she has jumped to position 4 to try... [Read more]

4 candidates have filed for 3 available Burien City Council seats, so far…

4 candidates have filed for 3 available Burien City Council seats, so far…

With a May 15 filing deadline just over a month away, four people have filed to run for three open seats on the Burien City Council so far: Austin Bell Holli Giffin Lucy Krakowiak* Joey Martinez *incumbent... [Read more]

Burien campaign signs allowed with few restrictions

Burien campaign signs allowed with few restrictions

by Jack Mayne Political signs and campaigning on city property is a relatively open opportunity for candidates, according to Craig Knutson, Burien’s interim city manager and city attorney. “In response... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Signs for 2 candidates still out after the primary election…’

LETTER: ‘Signs for 2 candidates still out after the primary election…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Concerned: I have noticed many signs for... [Read more]

Andrea Reay’s campaign claims Debi Wagner violated disclosure laws

Andrea Reay’s campaign claims Debi Wagner violated disclosure laws

Burien City Council candidates Debi Wagner, left, and Andrea Reay at the July 23 B-Town Blog Candidate Forum. Photos by Michael Brunk. by Jack Mayne The campaign manager for Burien City Council candidate... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ‘Please vote for change in the August 6 primary election’

‘Please vote for change in the August 6 primary election’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a paid Advertisement:] PLEASE VOTE FOR CHANGE IN THE AUGUST 6 PRIMARY We don’t have to wait until November to change the direction of Burien. The August 6th... [Read more]

Packed house hears lively debate at B-Town Blog Candidate Forum Tuesday

Packed house hears lively debate at B-Town Blog Candidate Forum Tuesday

by Ralph Nichols Hopefuls for Burien City Council positions One and Seven discussed their views on a variety of issues at a candidates’ forum presented by the B-Town Blog at the ERAC building on Tuesday... [Read more]