Brian Bennett Throws His Hat Into The City Council Ring 1Burien attorney Brian Bennett has thrown his proverbial hat into the local election ring, announcing that he’s filed to run for the Burien City Council.

He has been endorsed by Councilmember Sally Nelson, who has chosen not to run for re-election.

Bennett joins former councilmember Jack Block Jr. as new hopefuls in this year’s race, which we’ll be covering extensively.

Bennett serves as chairman of the Burien Shoreline Advisory Committee, and has not indicated yet whether he will file for Nelson’s position.

“I am truly honored to receive Councilmember Nelson’s endorsement. She has established a strong foundation for Burien and worked effectively to achieve a vibrant downtown and improve our city in many positive ways. I want to continue moving our city forward,” said Bennett.

Bennett, an attorney for a local technology company, is the Chair of the City of Burien Shoreline Advisory Committee.

According to a campaign statement:

He cares deeply about good stewardship of our parks, shorelines, and open spaces, he said. He also serves on the Burien Planning Commission and was appointed to that position by the City Council. He recognizes the importance of careful zoning and building a strong and robust economic base for Burien, he said.

His family has lived in the Highline area for four generations. He and his wife Oksana, and daughter Emilia make their home in northwest Burien.

Bennett looks forward to talking with voters while out campaigning and welcomes emails, comments and questions at his website