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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]

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... [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]

ELECTION UPDATE: No changes; here’s who you’ll choose from Nov. 5

ELECTION UPDATE: No changes; here’s who you’ll choose from Nov. 5

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election were released Wednesday afternoon, and it looks like it’s settling into solid leads for Lauren Berkowitz and Jack Block Jr. for Position... [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]

ELECTION UPDATE: 2 new candidates file for Burien City Council seats

ELECTION UPDATE: 2 new candidates file for Burien City Council seats

It’s the second day of the filing season for the 2013 election (the deadline is this Friday, May 17), and two new candidates have appeared on the radar for seats on the Burien City Council: Position... [Read more]

Joey Martinez officially declares candidacy for Burien City Council Seat #7

Joey Martinez officially declares candidacy for Burien City Council Seat #7

Joey Martinez shakes former Burien City Councilmember Gordon Shaw’s hand at a 2012 B-Town Blog Candidate Forum. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Joey Martinez, who unsuccessfully ran for Burien City Council... [Read more]

Joey Martinez Throws His Hat Back Into the Ring for Burien City Council

Joey Martinez Throws His Hat Back Into the Ring for Burien City Council

Joey Martinez, who unsuccessfully ran for Burien City Council last year – losing against Gordon Shaw and Bob Edgar in the primary – appears to be the first to announce that he will be running for a seat in 2013…

LETTER: Joey Martinez Shares More of His Thoughts on Annexation

LETTER: Joey Martinez Shares More of His Thoughts on Annexation

Annexation is a complex issue. It is an issue that has been slightly divisive for Burien. When looking at the question of annexation there are many issues that must all be separately evaluated and studied.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In order to know where we’re going it helps to know where we’ve been’

LETTER: ‘In order to know where we’re going it helps to know where we’ve been’

Since the 1950’s the Highline area has been in a tug of war over its form of government and what we expect from government. First to incorporate, in the area, was Normandy Park, 1953. Next, Des Moines... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Are There Two Buriens?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Are There Two Buriens?’

Are there two Buriens? The simple answer is Yes and No. It really depends on the context of how you ask the question. There is certainly a perception of “East” versus “West” of... [Read more]

Joey Martinez Endorses Shaw, Challenges Edgar to Stop ‘Cheating’ Voters

Joey Martinez Endorses Shaw, Challenges Edgar to Stop ‘Cheating’ Voters

After challenging Burien City Councilman Gordon Shaw in the Aug. 16 primary election, Joey Martinez told The B-Town Blog Saturday (Aug. 27) that he is endorsing Shaw for re-election…

LETTER: City Council Candidate Joey Martinez Responds To Bob Edgar’s Letter

LETTER: City Council Candidate Joey Martinez Responds To Bob Edgar’s Letter

There are several things I feel are wrong or ignored with Mr. Edgar’s letter (read it here). First, there is no alternative offered. Instead, all I read is blaming and rebuking, how about solutions? Secondly,... [Read more]

POLITICS: Joey Martinez Throws His Hat Into Ring For Burien City Council

POLITICS: Joey Martinez Throws His Hat Into Ring For Burien City Council

Filing closed last Friday (June 10) for candidates running for three open seats on the Burien City Council, and the latest one to send us info is Joey Martinez, who has filed to run for Position No. 4,... [Read more]