Election Section

6 nominees announced for 5 seats on Discover Burien Board; election June 11

6 nominees announced for 5 seats on Discover Burien Board; election June 11

[EDITOR'S NOTE: BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is on the Board of Discover Burien, a local business non-profit.] Discover Burien’s Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections is scheduled for... [Read more]

ELECTION: Early returns show Prop. 1 losing

ELECTION: Early returns show Prop. 1 losing

The first round of returns has been released by King County Elections, and Proposition No. 1, a Sales and Use Tax for Metro Transit, is losing by nearly 11 percent – a deficit that may be hard to overcome. If... [Read more]

Three candidates file for 33rd Legislative District, Position #2

Three candidates file for 33rd Legislative District, Position #2

Three candidates for position 2 of the 33rd Legislative District have already made filings with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission…

ELECTION: Final votes certified – meet your new councilmembers

ELECTION: Final votes certified – meet your new councilmembers

King County Elections on Tuesday (Nov. 26) released the final, certified results of the Nov. 5 general election, and it’s confirmed – all current Burien City Council incumbents have been ousted,... [Read more]

SeaTac’s Prop. 1 still passing by 43 votes

SeaTac’s Prop. 1 still passing by 43 votes

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: by Jack Mayne Almost miraculously the Tuesday evening (Nov. 12) count of Proposition 1 maintained the same 43-vote plurality, despite the addition of 278 more votes... [Read more]


SeaTac’s $15 minimum wage appears close to losing in latest tally


SeaTac’s $15 minimum wage appears close to losing in latest tally

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: by Jack Mayne The opponents of SeaTac’s $15 an hour minimum wage law are within 43 votes of moving to the win column with an estimated 900 or so uncounted ballots. A... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Thursday’s totals show same trend – incumbents losing

ELECTION RESULTS: Thursday’s totals show same trend – incumbents losing

On Thursday, King County Elections released the latest round of totals for Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) General Election, and the results for Burien City Council remains the same – all the current incumbents... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: 2nd round show City Council incumbents still losing

ELECTION RESULTS: 2nd round show City Council incumbents still losing

King County Elections released the second round of totals for Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) General Election, and the tallies for Burien City Council continues to show that all the current incumbents (Block,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early results show all City Council incumbents losing

ELECTION RESULTS: Early results show all City Council incumbents losing

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) General Election have been released, and the early tallies for Burien City Council shows that all the current incumbents (Block, McGilton, Clark)... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Public information request confirms Burien still in annexation game’

LETTER: ‘Public information request confirms Burien still in annexation game’

[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 B-Town Blog: A public information request... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident endorses candidate for Water District #49 Commissioner

LETTER: Resident endorses candidate for Water District #49 Commissioner

[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:] Roger Gee for Water District 49 Commissioner... [Read more]

Sixteen candidates face off in lively Shorewood on the Sound Forum

Sixteen candidates face off in lively Shorewood on the Sound Forum

Story & Photo by Justin Bennett “The good part is – we get to hear from the unwilling, who are leading the ungrateful, and are elected by the apathetic…” – Joe Cail, Director of the... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I know Lauren, and she is a patriot in the true sense of that word’

LETTER: ‘I know Lauren, and she is a patriot in the true sense of that word’

[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: It is a shame that those associated... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘People of Burien be careful for whom you vote’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘People of Burien be careful for whom you vote’

[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:] DISAPPOINTED Last night I attended the last(?)... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien City Council candidate makes endorsement

LETTER: Former Burien City Council candidate makes endorsement

[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:] It is said that “brevity is the soul of wit”.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I encourage all citizens to watch the videos before voting in the election’

LETTER: ‘I encourage all citizens to watch the videos before voting in the 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:] Letter to the Editor, First off, I’d like... [Read more]

Here’s Video and Audio of our last two Burien Candidate Forums

Here’s Video and Audio of our last two Burien Candidate Forums

We’ll be posting a story about both of our recent Burien City Council Candidate Forums shortly, but we thought Readers might enjoy access to both audio and video of them until then. OCT. 8, 2013... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Burien…started to decline when Council became obsessed with annexation’

LETTER: ‘Burien…started to decline when Council became obsessed with annexation’

[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:] I believe Burien’s quality of life started... [Read more]

REMINDER: Next B-Town Blog Candidate Forum is this Tuesday night

REMINDER: Next B-Town Blog Candidate Forum is this Tuesday night

REMINDER: Our final Burien-oriented Candidate Forum for this election cycle is set for tomorrow night – Tuesday, Oct. 15 – starting at 7:30 p.m. at the ERAC Building. It will feature these candidates... [Read more]

LETTER: Andrea Reay endorses Joan McGilton for re-election to City Council

LETTER: Andrea Reay endorses Joan McGilton for re-election to 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:] To the Editor, I think back on the months of... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Annexation is not dead’

LETTER: ‘Annexation is not dead’

[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, Annexation is not dead. Even though... [Read more]

Shorewood Community Candidate Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 22

Shorewood Community Candidate Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 22

Shorewood Community Candidate Night will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 6:15 – 9 p.m. at Shorewood Elementary School, located at 2725 S.W. 116th in Burien. This event is sponsored by the Shorewood on... [Read more]

REMINDER: Our next City Council Candidate Forum is Tuesday night!

REMINDER: Our next City Council Candidate Forum is Tuesday night!

REMINDER: This Tuesday, Oct. 8 will be The B-Town Blog’s second-to-last 2013 Candidate Forum for those running for Burien City Council, and all are invited! The free and open event will run from... [Read more]

REMINDER: Our next City Council Candidate Forum is Tuesday night Oct. 8

REMINDER: Our next City Council Candidate Forum is Tuesday night Oct. 8

REMINDER: Next Tuesday, Oct. 8 will be our second-to-last 2013 Candidate Forum for those running for Burien City Council, and all are invited! The free and open event will run from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at... [Read more]

REMINDER: Ballots go out Oct. 16; are you registered to vote?

REMINDER: Ballots go out Oct. 16; are you registered to vote?

Our B-Town Blog Readers are quite civic minded, of course, but sometimes sending in a change of address to the county elections office can easily slip the mind of even the most fastidious busy person. If... [Read more]

SW King County Chamber holding ‘Speed Candidating Forum’ Tuesday, Oct. 8

SW King County Chamber holding ‘Speed Candidating Forum’ Tuesday, Oct. 8

Tuesday, Oct. 8 will be a busy day for local candidates – in addition to our own B-Town Blog Candidate Forum, which will start at 7:30 p.m. – the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting... [Read more]