Election Section

It’ll be Olguin vs Manning, Wagner vs Matta, Green vs Tosta & Marx vs Janssen

It’ll be Olguin vs Manning, Wagner vs Matta, Green vs Tosta & Marx vs Janssen

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know who will face off for Burien City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Here are the latest returns on the day before certification

ELECTION RESULTS: Here are the latest returns on the day before certification

On Monday (Aug. 14), King County Elections released another round of election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, and on the day before results are certified, it appears that – pending a last minute... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Races continue to tighten; Armstrong down by only 33

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Races continue to tighten; Armstrong down by only 33

King County Elections released on Wednesday, Aug. 9 the latest tally of votes for the 2017 Burien City Council race, and some of the races continue to tighten up. Here are some observations: Darla Green’s... [Read more]

Burien Council votes to put sanctuary law on Nov. 7 general election ballot

Burien Council votes to put sanctuary law on Nov. 7 general election ballot

Screenshot shows the vote to put Ordinance 395 on the Nov. 7 ballot as a 6-0 vote, with 1 abstention. By Jack Mayne Six Burien Councilmembers voted over the objections of Lauren Berkowitz to have the city... [Read more]

ELECTION 4: Totals for Burien City Council races are tightening up

ELECTION 4: Totals for Burien City Council races are tightening up

King County Elections released on Monday, Aug. 7 released the latest tally of votes for the 2017 Burien City Council race, and some of the races are tightening up. Here are some observations: Darla Green’s... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Still Olguin vs. Manning; Wagner vs. Matta; Green vs. Tosta & Marx vs.Janssen

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Still Olguin vs. Manning; Wagner vs. Matta; Green vs. Tosta & Marx vs.Janssen

The third round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election was released by King County Elections at 4:02 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and it looks like the standings remain the same. So far the voter... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Olguin vs. Manning, Wagner vs. Matta, Green vs. Tosta, & Marx vs. Janssen

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Olguin vs. Manning, Wagner vs. Matta, Green vs. Tosta, & Marx vs. Janssen

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election was released by King County Elections at 3:57 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 2, and it looks like the standings remain the same as the first round. So... [Read more]

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

By Jack Mayne Although the Burien City Council failed on Monday to repeal the city sanctuary law or place it on the November ballot – apparently violating state law – there still may be a chance for... [Read more]

ELECTION: Olguin & Manning; Wagner & Matta; Green & Tosta; Marx & Janssen

ELECTION: Olguin & Manning; Wagner & Matta; Green & Tosta; Marx & Janssen

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 18.05% of the votes counted, here’s how the Burien City Council horse race – of 17 candidates... [Read more]

Chaos, squabbling and indecision made for weird, conflicted Council session

Chaos, squabbling and indecision made for weird, conflicted Council session

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was revised on Aug. 2, 2017 to correct a quote: By Jack Mayne Monday night’s Burien City Council special meeting to decide whether or not to repeal the city’s sanctuary... [Read more]

LETTER: Voting responsibly

LETTER: Voting responsibly

[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:] If we want responsible representative... [Read more]

LETTER: Charles Schaefer is running for Burien City Council, Pos. #1

LETTER: Charles Schaefer is running for Burien City Council, Pos. #1

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

On Thursday (July 20), representatives from ‘Respect Washington’ delivered to the City of Burien more petition signatures for the “Initiative Petition to REPEAL Burien’s ‘Sanctuary... [Read more]

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. #7 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #7 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. Two candidates who receive the most... [Read more]

LETTER: Nancy Tosta is running for reelection to Council Position #5

LETTER: Nancy Tosta is running for reelection to Council Position #5

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #5 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #5 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. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #3 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #3 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. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

LETTER: Gary Wood is running for Burien City Council, Position #1

LETTER: Gary Wood is running for Burien City Council, Position #1

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [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]

LETTER: Blog’s ‘Policy of ‘No Comments’ allowed from public is dead wrong…’

LETTER: Blog’s ‘Policy of ‘No Comments’ allowed from public is dead wrong…’

[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:] The B-Town Blog policy of “No Comments”... [Read more]

LETTER: Martin Culbert is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

LETTER: Martin Culbert is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

Not enough valid signatures may doom ‘Sanctuary City’ repeal petition

Not enough valid signatures may doom ‘Sanctuary City’ repeal petition

On Friday (July 14), King County Elections determined that the Petition to Repeal Burien’s Ordinance No. 651 contained an insufficient number of signatures to move forward – so far. All 4,181... [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]