Election Section

Krakowiak re-elected Mayor, Edgar Deputy Mayor; 3 abstain from voting

Krakowiak re-elected Mayor, Edgar Deputy Mayor; 3 abstain from voting

From left to right: King County District Court Judge Mark Eide, councilmembers Austin Bell, Bob Edgar, Lucy Krakowiak, and King County District Court Judge David Christi. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Councilmembers... [Read more]

Meet Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee at Highline Historical Society event Jan. 10

Meet Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee at Highline Historical Society event Jan. 10

The upcoming election holds great promise for the political cartoonist, and here’s your chance to meet one – Milt Priggee will be a SeaTac City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. for a FREE event... [Read more]

LETTER: City Council Candidate Darla Green concedes, thanks supporters

LETTER: City Council Candidate Darla Green concedes, thanks supporters

[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:] Dear Burien Voter, Friends and Neighbors, It... [Read more]

ELECTION FINAL: Austin Bell officially declared winner by 189 votes

ELECTION FINAL: Austin Bell officially declared winner by 189 votes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with correct results at 7:34 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2015: King County Elections on Tuesday (Nov. 24) issued the final, certified results for the Nov. 3 General Election,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 9: Austin Bell’s lead over Darla Green grows to 173

ELECTION RESULTS 9: Austin Bell’s lead over Darla Green grows to 173

Looks like Austin Bell has all but wrapped up the horse race for Burien City Council Position No. 6 – as he is now ahead by 173 votes over Darla Green in the latest results, issued on Thursday, Nov.... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien City Council Candidate Holli Giffin sends note of thanks

LETTER: Burien City Council Candidate Holli Giffin sends note of thanks

[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:] Dear Burien Friends, Neighbors, and Residents: I’d... [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 7: Council race tightens up; Austin Bell up by 147 votes

ELECTION RETURNS 7: Council race tightens up; Austin Bell up by 147 votes

The seventh round of results were released by King County Elections at 4:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, with the latest totals showing that Austin Bell continues to lead Darla Green, but down by 8 votes from... [Read more]

ELECTION RETURNS 6: Bell continues to pull away, now leads by 154 votes

ELECTION RETURNS 6: Bell continues to pull away, now leads by 154 votes

UPDATE Nov. 6, 6:57 p.m.: The sixth round of results were released by King County Elections at 6:57 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, with the latest tallies showing that Austin Bell continues to pull away, and is... [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 RESULTS 3: Austin Bell extends lead over Darla Green to 72 votes

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Austin Bell extends lead over Darla Green to 72 votes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with new returns at 7:40 p.m. In one of the closest local races in recent history, the third round of results from King County Elections shows that newcomer... [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]

ANALYSIS: Are unions trying to buy Burien’s City Council election?

ANALYSIS: Are unions trying to buy Burien’s City Council election?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on Oct. 30 at 2:15 p.m.: Analysis by Jack Mayne For the past few years, Burien’s City Council elections have been a bit more contentious with two sides (or... [Read more]

LETTER: Letter Writer says other Letter Writer is ‘misleading readers’

LETTER: Letter Writer says other Letter Writer is ‘misleading readers’

[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:] L. Plein is misleading readers in her... [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]

LETTER: Reader expresses concerns about City Council candidate

LETTER: Reader expresses concerns about City Council candidate

[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:] Let me get this understood. In the Green... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor endorses candidate for City Council

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor endorses candidate for City Council

[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:] B-Town Blog readers: After reading the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ‘Talk to Shawn’ at Normandy Perk this Saturday, Oct. 24

‘Talk to Shawn’ at Normandy Perk this Saturday, Oct. 24

The following is a Paid Advertisement: This Saturday, Oct. 24, you can ‘TALK TO SHAWN’ at 10 a.m. at Normandy Perk, located at the Normandy Park Towne Center, 19865 First Avenue South, Normandy... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Do you want to become Seattle Lite?’

LETTER: ‘Do you want to become Seattle Lite?’

[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:] Dear fellow B-town voters – Do... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome our latest Advertiser: Marion Yoshino for Port Commissioner

Welcome our latest Advertiser: Marion Yoshino for Port Commissioner

The following is a Paid Advertisement: Please welcome our latest Advertiser: Marion Yoshino for Port Commissioner. As we do with all our Advertisers, we’re offering her a chance to share her message: Last... [Read more]

VIDEO/AUDIO: Spear vs Burdine in our Highline School Board Candidate Forum

VIDEO/AUDIO: Spear vs Burdine in our Highline School Board Candidate Forum

As a bonus to our final 2015 Candidate Forum held Tuesday night, Oct. 13, we pitted current Highline School Board member Michael Spear against challenger John Burdine…

Goodspaceguy endorsed by 34th GOP, says The Stranger

Goodspaceguy endorsed by 34th GOP, says The Stranger

by Jack Mayne Although he has run in an estimated 15 local elections and never won, Goodspaceguy got the 34 District’s Republican nomination for Port of Seattle commissioner, Burien resident Chuck... [Read more]

LETTER: During Blog Candidate Forum, ‘I witnessed a disturbing incident…’

LETTER: During Blog Candidate Forum, ‘I witnessed a disturbing incident…’

[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:] Dear Editor, During the Holli Giffin-Bob... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘We need adults on the Burien City Council…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘We need adults on the Burien City Council…’

[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:] Dear fellow B-town voters – In November... [Read more]