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

If you’ve attended a City of Burien event – from ordering popcorn and snacks at the Drive-in Movies on SW 153rd, to B-Town Fiesta, Burien Pride, or Best of Burien Dinner & Auction, you’ve probably seen Alex Andrade volunteering for our community. 

Andrade is a Board Member of Discover Burien, a wedding officiant, and regular volunteer with Burien CARES.

And this week she announced that she’s running for Burien City Council, Position No. 6.

“I’m running for Council because I love our city!” Andrade said. “I want to help make Burien a safe, vibrant, and equitable place to live, work, and play.”

In addition to her community service, Andrade is a small business owner, having started Citlali Creativo, specializing in design and printing for small businesses and events expanding to a stationery + gift retail storefront in 2022. Not only does she have the first-hand experience of managing a successful local business, she is actively involved in the business community helping other micro businesses, navigate and champion the success of those businesses.

“My plan for Burien is to grow our economy by supporting a vibrant community with opportunities for recreation and entertainment, increasing funding for community-centered policing and fully funding our Burien Police Department to address the increase in crime, and creating more affordable housing to help get people off of the streets and into supportive services,” she said.

Addressing our community’s mental healthcare and substance abuse challenges will require more than just the Burien City Council’s action.  Andrade said she is committed to building a comprehensive plan with County, State, and Federal leaders to address these unmet needs. 

“I fervently believe that we need both compassion and accountability,” she said. “Helping people who are seeking services and providing structure and support for those who are in desperate need of substance abuse treatment benefits our housed and unhoused neighbors alike.”

Andrade is a 2nd generation Latina, member of the LGBTQ+ community, and mother of two adult children. She lives in the downtown neighborhood and loves walking her rescue fur baby Bella around her neighborhood. 

For more information or to learn how to support the campaign, visit www.alex4burien.com, www.facebook.com/alex4burien or contact Andrade directly at (206) 660-8386.

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