LucyKrakowiak14bMayor Lucy Krakowiak announced her campaign for re-election to the Burien City Council on Monday, Dec. 22. Krakowiak, unanimously selected as Mayor on Jan. 6, 2014, has served on the council since November, 2003. She is currently serving her third term. Prior to being selected as Mayor, she previously served as Deputy Mayor. Krakowiak’s current term expires Dec. 31, 2015. She is the first councilmember to announced her desire for re-election. Also expiring on Dec. 31, 2015 are terms for Bob Edgar and Gerald Robison. Lucy has lived in Burien since 1988, and has had a massage therapy business here since 1994. She was born and raised in Kailua-Oahu, Hawaii, and graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. Lucy explored the field of science as a high school biology and chemistry teacher and a field researcher at the University of Washington School of Forestry before settling down to her massage and craniosacral therapy career. Here’s her official campaign announcement;

I, Lucy Krakowiak, am officially announcing my campaign for re-election for the Burien City Council. It has been an honor to serve the people of Burien as their councilmember, deputy mayor and mayor. Burien has made it through this most recent economic downturn. It’s time to take advantage of this opportunity to position ourselves for strategic development, making Burien the best it can be. With a new council in place, Economic Development and Public Safety are our top priorities. In April of 2014, the council selected a new City Manager with the experience, community values, and passion to help our community excel. The Burien council is starting to turn Burien around. We need to fill our empty store fronts, generate diverse revenue sources, provide the best public safety possible, ensure the public services Burien deserves, strengthen our neighborhoods and protect our environment. Thank you for all you do to make Burien better! It would be my pleasure to continue serving and working with you as your councilmember. I can be reached at (206) 242-8378 and [email protected] if you have questions or comments regarding my campaign. If you would like to contact me as your elected official, I can be reached at (206) 242-8378 and [email protected].