With a May 15 filing deadline just over a month away, four people have filed to run for threeÂ open seats on the Burien City Council so far:
*incumbent for PositionÂ No. 2 (also current council-selected Mayor)
- Austin Bell
- Holli Giffin
- Lucy Krakowiak*
- Joey Martinez
Aside from Krakowiak’s Position No. 2, other seats up for grabs in the Nov. 3, 2015 General ElectionÂ include:
- Position No. 4 (incumbent: Bob Edgar)
- Position No. 6 (incumbent:Â Jerry Robison)
Of the four candidates filed so far, only Bell has reported raising any money, withÂ 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 www.vote.wa.gov
,” 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 filingÂ â€“Â Monday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m.
The cost to file to run forÂ a council seat in Burien isÂ $72.00.
King County Elections will be holding some candidate workshops:
For more info, read King County Elections’Â 2015 Candidate Manual
Â 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 readyÂ as we’ll surely hold public candidate forums over the summer…