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Council Position 7

Patty Janssen

Patty Janssen

636 SW 152nd St. Suite D

Burien, WA 98166

(206) 909-9238

Education: Kennedy Catholic, Graduate – South Seattle Community College, Business - Crimestoppers Certified
Occupation: Sales Manager, Wholesale Food Industry

Burien resident for 26 years, volunteering since 1994, founding member of Burien Citizen’s Patrol –  Burien block watch steering committee member- Volunteer of the year 2008 -  Tutored at risk youth at Hazel Valley Elementary  1994-1997. Burien business owner “Kid’s to Go” Private shuttle service 95-98


It’s time to bring law and order back to our city. My considerable experience and volunteerism with the Burien Police Department has prepared me to take on this challenge. I’m ready to make an even greater positive impact for our community. My primary focus will be putting Burien first with every decision, crime prevention, pedestrian safety, and roads.


I’m ready to step into the role of Council Member with a Burien first attitude. We need strong leadership that will be tough on crime.


I’m not a career seeking politician, rather a community leader with Burien’s best interests in mind.


Vote Janssen, Vote Burien First.

Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong

15704 13th Ave SW

Burien, WA 98166

(206) 241-5412

Education: Shorewood Elementary / Cascade Junior High / Evergreen High School / University of Washington
Occupation: 37 years at Boeing specializing in Contracts, Finance, and Procurement

I’m running for re-election because I believe we can achieve more with public safety, our youth, infrastructure, and responsible economic development. Burien is on track for success in these areas and many others.


A strong and visible police component is essential for public safety and economic growth. I was instrumental in adding 2 police officers to our existing force – more are needed.


Many new businesses are starting up in Burien. Town Square is on target for completion this year. Attracting more businesses while supporting existing businesses is essential. Burien is uniquely situated to take a larger role in the region’s economy. Let’s make sure that we do it intelligently and responsibly resulting in benefits to all Burien residents, stakeholders, and visitors.


Enhancing our quality of life and the financial strength of our city is paramount. Together, we can achieve this. I respectfully ask for your vote. Thank you!

Trevor Gage

Trevor Gage

636 SW 152nd Street

Burien, Wa 98166

(425) 270-8259

Education: Highline Community College, Business, Crimestoppers Certified
Occupation: Business owner, Gagegroup Real Estate Team (sales and marketing)

My family and I call Burien home. We love our vibrant and diverse community!


I see the need to move Burien to the center, away from divisive politics that currently separate neighbors. Unlike other candidates in this race, I am non-partisan.


My passion is serving others. Uniting people together for our common good is what I will do. My financial experience with large budgets will enable me to make the best decisions with our tax dollars. I will also find compassionate, sustainable, and economically responsible solutions to homelessness that work for everyone.


We should all be concerned about candidates who represent external interests that will strip away Burien’s rich and diverse culture. Beware of candidates with big union money trying to steal this election. Lobbyists and their intentions do not align with Burien’s great potential.


Help bring unity and community to Burien.


Vote Gage, because you put Burien first!

Krystal Marx

Krystal Marx

PO Box 9100

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 486-0085

Education: Highline College A.A. in Sociology
Occupation: 10+ years as nonprofit Operations Manager; currently, raising my children

Burien needs a champion for all its residents. I’m committed to representing you, no matter your background or affiliation. With nearly two decades of community activism and almost a decade of nonprofit experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, engage stakeholders, and get results.


I’m committed to fostering an environment of community involvement to address crime, homelessness, and neighborhood revitalization throughout the city. To tackle crime, I’ll implement a neighborhood-watch program with accessible resources to improve safety and free-up police time. I’ll engage the community in task forces and dialogues to develop a collaborative “Housing First” solution to our homelessness crisis. As your Councilmember, I’ll refocus smart growth throughout Burien—not just downtown – while protecting our unique character.


I’m honored to be endorsed by the King County Democrats, 34th District Democrats, Sheriff John Urquhart, King County Labor Council, and many more. I’d be honored to earn your vote.

Martin Culbert

Martin Culbert

3038 SW 116th Pl

Burien, WA 98146

(206) 276-3168

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music, University of Houston
Occupation: Corporate trainer in management and communication effectiveness, career transition mentor

Burien has been our home for 27 wonderful years. Our daughters graduated from Highline District schools. I taught at the Puget Sound Skills Center, built music programs at a number of churches in the Highline area, and currently own a small business helping local companies to compete in today’s challenging markets.


What keeps me in Burien is what drew me here: high quality schools, affordable housing, and low crime rates. However, because of growth pressures in the neighboring areas, Burien must be ready to partner with King County and surrounding cities to efficiently handle social, economic and regional transportation issues. My efforts will be towards growing businesses by keeping tax rates low and fair. I am committed to supporting our police efforts to further decrease illegal activities within Burien.


What we build today by working together will lead Burien into a bright future.


I respectfully ask for your vote.

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