Story, Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer A Candidate Forum for hopefuls running for Burien City Council was held at the Burien Library on Tuesday night, Oct. 10. All eight candidates were present at the event, which was held in a second floor conference room to a standing room only crowd of 80-85 people. Hosted by the League of Women Voters, along with the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce and Highline Times, the debate was moderated by former Burien Councilmember Rose Clark, with a welcome statement given by Becky Cox. In addition to opening and closing statements, five questions were asked of all eight candidates over a 90-minute period:
- In a divided nation, a divided Burien, on a divided council, what is your plan to bring people together and to work with councilmembers who do not agree with you, or share your priorities?
- What are your sources for both local and national news?
- What are you weaknesses?
- What do you think is the most important issue for the city to address, and how should it be addressed?
- How would you help at-risk youth to help them be more of a part of the community?
- Oct. 17: Voters’ Pamphlets mailed out
- Oct. 18: Ballots mailed out
- Oct. 19: Ballot Drop Boxes open (Burien’s is on SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW)
- Nov. 7: Deadline to vote in the General Election