City of Burien, Council Position No. 1 Candidates

Abdifatah Mohamedhaji

Education: Raisbeck Aviation High School

Occupation: Student

https://b-townblog.com/2021/05/22/here-are-the-15-candidates-who-have-filed-to-run-for-burien-city-council-in-2021/

Statement:

 

I hunger for more knowledge and experience so that I may serve my people and home well. What I have learned has guided me to realize the true importance that even the smallest details can hold. I want to inspire our community to be unified in this world, so that we may rise past all the challenges we face together.

I want to ensure that every citizen of Burien is heard, respected, and listened to. While being the vessel that carries forth the will of our city. I look forward to seeing our city grow and I want to be a force in pushing it forward.

As a councilman I will put my heart into supporting my people. I want to be there to ensure my community is being heard and respected. If elected I will seek to facilitate community discussion and insight on all matters.

Martin Barrett

Education: Bachelor's in Business Administration, Seattle Pacific University

Occupation: Co-Founder, Sozo Gifts

https://b-townblog.com/2021/05/19/local-business-owner-martin-barrett-runs-for-burien-city-council-position-no-1/

Statement:

 

“Is it good for Burien?” is the only criteria a Burien city council person should consider.

 

I moved to Burien with my wife 26 years ago for the family-friendly environment. Raising our three children here, we loved the diversity that filled our dinner table with kids from the Highline School District. 

 

I started a small business in Burien and quickly recognized the widespread immigrant spirit here, of optimism and resilience that seeks a better life for family. Burien’s ethnic diversity and spirit is a treasure we must cherish. 

 

I stand for a better life for all Burienites which includes: safety, clean streets, supporting small and startup businesses, dignity for those on the margins, quality affordable housing, a spirit of unity that builds on our diversity, great restaurants, cafes, art and music venues. The only endorsement I seek is from the people of Burien with their welfare being my only interest.

Hugo Garcia

Education: Highline School District Graduate - Evergreen High School - Cascade Middle School - Shorewood Elementary

Occupation: Economic Development Manager, King County Government, Department of Local Services

https://b-townblog.com/2021/03/30/hugo-garcia-announces-hes-running-for-burien-city-council-position-1/

Statement:

 

Burien is a place that supports and loves its local small businesses and aspires to be a community that is welcoming to all that live here. It is a place that shows you can have the values of a small town, without sacrificing our policies that protect the most vulnerable in our communities. I’ve been proud to serve on the Burien Planning Commission and Burien Economic Development Partnership and chair both commissions and am asking for your vote for Burien City Council.

As a council member, I will focus on ensuring a pandemic recovery that centers on safety, equity, and sustainable economic opportunity for all; housing solutions that allow Burien to continue to be a home for working families; and strategies to help strengthen our local small business and worker economy.

I'm ready to steward Burien forward, and I humbly ask for your vote to help make that happen