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Burien Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon Picked To Work On Four Different Committees

Burien Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon Picked To Work On Four Different Committees

No, it wasn't high school picture day – this is Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon's official House photo. Leaders in the House have picked Burien’s own Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (who represents the 34th District)... [Read more]

REMINDER: King County Council Candidates Debate Is Tonight At ERAC

REMINDER: King County Council Candidates Debate Is Tonight At ERAC

Reminder, fellow concerned and involved citizens, The B-Town Blog is hosting a sure-to-be exciting Candidates Debate tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Burien, from 7pm to 8:15pm, featuring the two candidates... [Read more]

McDermott, Toledo Anticipate Face-Off for King County Council In Nov. Election

McDermott, Toledo Anticipate Face-Off for King County Council In Nov. Election

by Ralph Nichols After a second day of counting ballots cast in the Aug. 17 primary election, Joe McDermott maintains a lopsided lead in the King County Council race from District 8. McDermott has almost... [Read more]

KIRO’s Dave Ross to Moderate B-Town Blog Candidates Forum July 20

KIRO’s Dave Ross to Moderate B-Town Blog Candidates Forum July 20

We at The B-Town Blog are pleased to announce our next Candidates Forum, sure to be as memorable as the one we hosted a couple months back. This one will be Tuesday, July 20, 7pm – 8:45pm in the boardroom... [Read more]

‘Voters Feel…Under Represented’ – County Council Candidate Shawn McEvoy

‘Voters Feel…Under Represented’ – County Council Candidate Shawn McEvoy

by Ralph Nichols Normandy Park City Councilman Shawn McEvoy says it’s time the Highline area is represented by someone who lives here, and not in West Seattle. So McEvoy, now serving his second... [Read more]

34th District Democrats Endorse Marcee Stone For State Representative

34th District Democrats Endorse Marcee Stone For State Representative

by Mark Neuman Receiving about two-thirds of the votes cast, Marcee Stone earned the endorsement of the 34th District Democrats last night (May 12), in the race to replace Sharon Nelson as State Representative,... [Read more]

PHOTOS & AUDIO: 34th District Candidates Duke It Out In Burien

PHOTOS & AUDIO: 34th District Candidates Duke It Out In Burien

by Ralph Nichols Candidate filing for this year’s primary and general elections doesn’t begin for another month, but the four hopefuls for state representative from the 34th Legislative District,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Our 34th District Candidates Forum Is Tuesday Night

REMINDER: Our 34th District Candidates Forum Is Tuesday Night

The first-ever B-Town Blog Candidates Forum will be held this Tuesday night, April 27th, from 7pm – 8:30pm at the Highline Performing Arts Center, located at 401 South 152nd Street next to Highline... [Read more]

This Ain't Cuba! B-Town Blog Sponsors Candidates Forum April 27 In Burien!

This Ain't Cuba! B-Town Blog Sponsors Candidates Forum April 27 In Burien!

There have been some great, classic Candidate Debates in political history: Lincoln-Douglas 1860 Kennedy-Nixon 1960 Carter-Reagan 1980 Carlson-Locke 2000 (Carlson-Locke? Well, anyway…) And now…the... [Read more]

Planning Commission Chair Fitzgibbon Announces Candidacy For State Rep.

Planning Commission Chair Fitzgibbon Announces Candidacy For State Rep.

On Monday (March 22), Burien Planning Commission Chair and Legislative Aide Joe Fitzgibbon announced that he was throwing his hat into the ring for the 34th District’s race for State Representative,... [Read more]

Burien Mayor, Normandy Park Councilmember Will Help Choose Replacement For Dow Constantine

Burien Mayor, Normandy Park Councilmember Will Help Choose Replacement For Dow Constantine

Burien Mayor Joan McGilton, and Normandy Park Councilmember Doug Osterman were named Monday (Nov. 16th) to a 12-person panel that will recommend candidates to be considered for Dow Constantine’s... [Read more]

Dow Constantine: Ready For The Next Round

Dow Constantine: Ready For The Next Round

by Mark Neuman We spoke with King County Council member Dow Constantine, who, along with Susan Hutchison, will advance to the general election in November in the race to become the next King County Executive. As... [Read more]

King County Executive Candidates Speak At Burien Forum

King County Executive Candidates Speak At Burien Forum

by Ralph Nichols

Crime – including a high level of gang activity – is an ongoing concern in the Highline area, along with the rest of King County, especially at a time when multi-million-dollar budget deficits have forced staff reductions in the sheriff’s and prosecutor’s offices.

And not surprisingly, all five major candidates for King County executive told the King County Police Chief’s Association on Thursday that public safety is the primary responsibility of county government. They spoke at a forum at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien…

It’s Not Too Late To File To Run For City Council!

It’s Not Too Late To File To Run For City Council!

As of 1pm Friday, June 5th, only four people have filed for the four Burien city council positions open for election in November:

But wait – you too can file to run for City Council online as long as you’re a Burien resident and registered voter – the deadline is 4pm today (Fri. June 5th): http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections/candidatefiling/filingform.aspx

An Interview With Larry Phillips: “I Trump Dow In Spades”

An Interview With Larry Phillips: “I Trump Dow In Spades”

by Mark Neuman The B-Town Blog spoke recently with Metropolitan King County Councilmember Larry Phillips, who, along with fellow councilmember Dow Constantine are the leading contenders in the race to... [Read more]

Dow Constantine To Run For King County Executive

Dow Constantine To Run For King County Executive

According to The Seattle P-I, King County Councilmember Dow Constantine will announce Monday that he is running for the King County Executive position being vacated by Ron Sims, who has been nominated... [Read more]

The Mark Restaurant Hosting Inaugural Party Jan. 20th

The Mark Restaurant Hosting Inaugural Party Jan. 20th

BTB Advertiser The Mark Restaurant & Bar is hosting an Inaugural Party Tuesday, Jan. 20th, and here are the details: WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 20th, from 5pm to close WHERE: The Mark Restaurant & Bar,... [Read more]

VIDEO: An Englishman’s Perspective On Obama’s Win

VIDEO: An Englishman’s Perspective On Obama’s Win

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob is an Englishman who lives in Burien who wrote the following report on election night in America. We’re posting his story because we find it incredibly interesting to get... [Read more]

Political Sign Maker Needs Spelling Lesson + Voting FAQ

Political Sign Maker Needs Spelling Lesson + Voting FAQ

We post this photo not to endorse this voting sentiment, but rather to point out that perhaps some people should do a spellcheck before finalizing a sign. Perhaps if Prop. 1 fails, the $25 million dollars... [Read more]