Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 7.41.08 PM 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 for Position No. 2 (also current council-selected Mayor) Aside from Krakowiak’s Position No. 2, other seats up for grabs in the Nov. 3, 2015 General Election include:
  • Position No. 4 (incumbent: Bob Edgar)
  • Position No. 6 (incumbent: Jerry Robison)
Of the four candidates filed so far, only Bell has reported raising any money, with a current total of $6,969.00. The only candidate to publicly proclaim her candidacy is Krakowiak, who announced her intention for re-election on the blog on Dec. 22, 2014. We have not yet received any information on the other candidates, and a “no comment at this time” was the response from Martinez. According to the Washington state Secretary of State website, the deadline to file will be May 15. “For the best possible service, file online at,” reads the state’s website. “Online filing starts May 11 at 9 a.m. and ends May 15 at 4 p.m. All you need is an email address and a credit card.” The deadline for candidates to withdraw is the close of business the Monday following the close of candidate filing – Monday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m. The cost to file to run for a council seat in Burien is $72.00. King County Elections will be holding some candidate workshops: For more info, read King County Elections’ 2015 Candidate Manual for details about becoming a candidate for office. So…who else will run? Stay tuned to the blog, or email your inside info to [email protected], and get ready as we’ll surely hold public candidate forums over the summer…