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Council Position 1

Gary Wood

Gary Wood

12273 shorewood Dr. SW

Burien, WA 98146

(425) 647-4108

Education: Bachelor’s in Accounting and Quantitative Analysis (“Computer Science”), University of Arkansas
Occupation: Senior Development Engineer, Windows Development Group, Microsoft Corporation

I advocate a city vision where residents know what Burien will be like in the next 5-10 years. Growth in other Seattle neighborhoods has damaged their quality of living by unhampered growth in population, automobiles and sound pollution.  Uncontrolled growth sacrificing our quality of living is unacceptable reflecting a lack of city leadership that I plan on fixing.


With city growth; crime and homelessness is noticeably increasing.  Actions need to take place more than meetings and reporting statistics. I will lead changes in policies to curb crime and have the city collaborating with businesses and private charities to provide the willing a path out of homelessness.


We need to be creating new smaller schools that reduce the negative effects of poverty, violence, and increase parent involvement and student accountability.   Student health and nutrition will be a priority when I'm on the city council.


I'd be blessed to have your vote!

Pedro E. Olguin

Pedro E. Olguin

645 SW 153RD ST #A5

BURIEN, WA 98166

(253) 653-4568

Education: BA Political Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Occupation: Organizer, Teamsters Local 117

Burien is my home and I want the very best for our city: safe streets, clean parks, livable neighborhoods, and opportunities for all of our residents.


I have devoted my professional life to standing up for working families, speaking out for public safety, and ensuring that we build an economy that works for all.


I will strive to make Burien safer and more equitable. But most of all, I want to hear from you, what you love about Burien, and how we can improve our city. Together, we can build a healthy, safe, and equitable Burien.


I am proud to receive the sole endorsement of the 34th District Democrats, the Martin Luther King County Central Labor Council, and our King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove


I would love to hear from you, reach me directly at 253-653-4568 or at Visit our website at Thank you.



Pedro E. Olguin

Joel Manning

Joel Manning

803 SW 148TH ST

BURIEN, WA 98166

(425) 954-6133


Education: Crimestoppers certified, California State University - Sacramento, Bellevue College, PMP certification, LEED certified
Occupation: General Manager, Automotive Industry - Burien, Facilities Management, Project Management

Burien cannot continue to adopt Seattle’s failed policies. As your council member I will focus on Burien’s interests alone. I will champion economic growth and I will support proven crime reduction strategies ensuring our laws are enforced both firmly and compassionately. I believe Burien can be safe and prosperous for all residents and I will fight the encroachment of extreme outside interests that care more about politics than people.


I love Burien, it has been my home for 16 years and it’s where I have chosen to raise my children. It's for these reasons I am running for city council.


Burien is a rare jewel. It deserves invested stewardship by responsible, accountable leadership. However, in the last several years the Burien City Council has lost its way. As your council member I will restore sensible nonpartisan representation currently absent from our council.


Vote for Joel Manning, vote for Burien first.

Charles Schaefer

Charles Schaefer

258 S 156th St #22

Burien, WA 98148

(206) 241-0665

Education: University of Washington, as well as Highline Public Schools for K-12.
Occupation: Accountant

I am a lifetime Burien resident who has been involved in our community since high school, when I served on the Teen Council. Currently, I volunteer weekly at Transform Burien serving local homeless and low-income individuals. I also regularly attend council meetings (having been physically present at more meetings than the incumbent) where I frequently offer solutions to the issues facing Burien.


Public safety is my top priority. I fully support our police, who are limited by a lack of resources. I would like to hire additional officers and believe it can be done without raising taxes. I am also deeply concerned by the regional homelessness epidemic. Government has not been able to effectively address this and I believe non-profit organizations hold the solutions to this problem. I will be a councilmember who values the input of everyone in Burien and would be honored to have your vote.

Robert L. Richmond, III

Robert L. Richmond, III

1425 Broadway #302

Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 852-5736

Education: Cleveland High School '89
Occupation: Real Estate Agent/Technical Recruiter

We have two big issues in Burien. One is our energy independence and two, the homeless. Now these two issues although not simple can be dealt with. There is technology available, that will make it possible to turn our waste into power! We can use waste from what our hospitals through our auto industry produce.


Turning Burien into a utility, we will use those profits to lend a “hand up” to our homeless veterans, providing housing, security, and a sense of self worth! Our environment is a priority. And with the full focus of the City Council we will make this happen. It’s my belief that with a “work for shelter” program we can get this done. By helping those who want to help themselves, we will get this done.


Now is the time to do our part and step up and improve our city!


Robert L Richmond III

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