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Burien City Councilmember Cydney Moore this week officially announced her reelection campaign for Position No. 2.
Moore has served on the council since 2020,including on the following Boards and Committees:
- South County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd)
- King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C) (alternate)
According to the city’s website, Moore moved her family to Burien in 2013, and immediately fell in love with the natural beauty, rich diversity, and vibrant culture of the city. Since that time, she has been actively involved in the community, including working with various local organizations and nonprofits.
Moore has been a journalist and editor by trade, with a background focusing around politics. Her other professional experience includes social media and digital marketing management and consulting, web design, and sales. In 2011 she launched her own digital media start-up, which grew into a successful small business. Moore has also spent time working as a freelance writer for the B-Town Blog, covering happenings in Burien, and launching a series profiling local shelter pets (EDITOR’S NOTE: When Moore first announced her candidacy in 2019, she stopped writing for the blog).
Her name will be on the ballot for Position No. 2 on the Primary Election on Aug. 1, 2023, with the top two vote getters moving on to the General Election on Nov. 7, 2023.
As of April 24, 2023, Moore’s only opponent for Position No. 2 on the ballot (so far) is Linda Akey. The filing deadline is May 19.
Here’s Moore’s full announcement:
“Dear friends and neighbors,
“I am excited to announce that I am running for re-election for Burien City Council. It has been an honor to serve our community as an elected leader over the last few years. I am proud of what we have accomplished together, and look forward to what we will achieve in the future.
“Shortly after I took office in 2020, our community was struck by the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. I led the effort to immediately deploy $200,000 in emergency response funds from the city, and to launch a grant program to provide financial support for impacted local businesses, well before the arrival of Federal or State assistance. In the last three years, I have continued to address the needs of the people of Burien with that same decisiveness and urgency. I have been a fierce advocate for housing justice, workers rights, supporting families, and providing human services across the city and region. A few of my accomplishments include:
• “Passing a groundbreaking list of renter’s rights in Burien, and approving policies to bring affordable housing to people across the city
• “Implementing the eviction moratorium that kept people from losing their homes due to the impacts of COVID-19
• “Approving hazard pay for essential workers throughout the pandemic
• “Increasing the Human Services budget for the city, which funds vital services like mental health support, education, therapy for children with disabilities, food banks, and rent/utility assistance
• “Doubling the city Arts budget
• “Approving the new co-responder model that integrates behavioral health experts alongside police, assisting officers and offering crisis support that expands beyond traditional policing methods
“I also currently represent our city on several regional boards and committees, addressing issues like climate change, area transportation needs, law enforcement diversion programs, and domestic violence.
“In addition to my work on council, I serve on the boards of several local nonprofits: the Burien Arts Association, the Tukwila Pantry Food Bank, and the Multi Service Center of South King County.
“Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my two children, visiting our many city parks and restaurants, and enjoying our local festivals and events.
“As someone who is deeply invested in this city, I am dedicated to fostering a sense of community that makes this a better place for all. This means maintaining a focus on public health, ensuring everyone has their basic needs met including access to nutritious food, healthcare, and support services, investing in economic growth by providing living wage jobs, taking initiative to become a more sustainable city and address climate change issues at a local level, and guaranteeing we have affordable housing for all.
“I have earned the support of many other leaders in Burien and across the region who share this vision, and have endorsed me as a candidate for re-election. A few early endorsers include: Burien City Councilmembers Sarah Moore and Hugo Garcia, Mayor of Seatac Jake Simpson, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, State Representative Mia Gregerson, President of the Burien Arts Association and Nature Stewards Grace Stiller, Founder and Executive Director of Alimentando El Pueblo Roxana Pardo Garcia, and many more.
“For a complete list of endorsements, and more information on my activities, achievements, and goals for the future of Burien, please visit www.VoteCydney.com. I am truly grateful for the opportunity I have had to serve our community, and I am asking for your support in continuing our work together.
Will someone please step up and run against council member Moore. The city needs a change in leadership. Someone with a new set of skills with the ability to bring a new perspective.
She needs to be replaced with someone who has the City of Burien’s best interest in mind, not someone who’s an activist and bully like her. Her blowhard nature doesn’t work well with Businesses, Law Enforcement or the Residents, and her recent actions downtown and incessant self-importance at Council meetings is absolutely childish and her term needs to end next election.
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