EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy:

Community leader Sofia Aragon announced her campaign this week for the Burien City Council.

Aragon is running for Position 6, the seat currently held by Austin Bell, who is retiring.

She joins Cydney Moore, Shelli Park, Charles Schaefer, Kevin Schilling and Omaha Sternberg (so far) in the 2019 race.

There are three seats up for grabs this year:

  • Pos. #2 (incumbent: Bob Edgar)
  • Pos. #4 (incumbent: Lucy Krakowiak)
  • Pos. #6 (incumbent: Austin Bell)

The Primary Election will be Aug. 6, and the General Election will be Nov. 6.

The deadline to file is May 17.

Here’s more from Aragon’s announcement:

“With thoughtful planning, communities are places where residents feel safe, where families want to raise their children and seniors can age in place. I want to make sure Burien is a safe, health, and inclusive place where my family and residents both new and old can call home for a lifetime,” said Sofia Aragon.

Sofia began her career as a registered nurse in south Seattle serving children, diverse families, and vulnerable populations. With a passion to improve health care for everyone, she pursued a law degree to be an advocate in Olympia. In Olympia, Sofia worked for a decade to improve public health, public safety, and education. She currently serves on the board of directors of the WA Low Income Housing Alliance to support solutions to homeless and access to affordable housing. As the Executive Director for a nonprofit organization, she is active in shaping a health workforce our communities need and meaningful employment for everyone.

As a member of the Burien Urban Center Advisory Committee, Sofia works to ensure that planning for the growth of Burien over the next 20 years includes making sure that health, education, and workforce needs of our community are addressed.

Sofia lives with her husband, Brian, in Burien.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/votearagon/