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Council Position 5

Susan Chang

Susan Chang

19514 Burke Ave N

Shoreline, WA 98133

(206) 546-3010

Education: BS and MS in Civil Engineering, Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (UC Berkeley)
Occupation: Civil Engineering Supervisor, Seattle Dept. of Construction and Inspections

Our family moved to Shoreline in 2009 because of the great schools, involved communities, and amazing parks. I am running for City Council to preserve and enhance what many residents love about our City.  I have been an active volunteer in my neighborhood for many years.


Many challenges now face Shoreline, including two light-rail stations opening in 2023 with accompanying growth and traffic issues, sustainability of the City budget, and economic development. We need thoughtful planning by the City that relies on sincere listening to our neighborhoods and businesses. The City decision-making process needs to be easier to understand so that everyone can provide thoughtful input.


I pledge to listen to your concerns, research the issues, be a consensus-builder, and make decisions that benefit the citizens and businesses of Shoreline.


Endorsements: Representative Ryu, Shoreline Deputy Mayor Winstead, Councilmembers Scully and McConnell, and many of your friends and neighbors.

Bergith Kayyali

Bergith Kayyali

14904 Evanston Ave. N

Shoreline, WA 98133

(206) 363-7991

Education: BA Russian Literature and minor Psychology, MSW Social Work
Occupation: Retired Social Worker

I have strong community roots, living in Shoreline over 40 years. I love the people, small town feel, trees, birds, open spaces and way of life. My goal is a green Shoreline based on sustainable growth and development, with strong support for cultural diversity. I am running for City Council to send a message that we do not need radical, massive redevelopment to be a competitive city and that we must welcome all our residents no matter where they come from.


I have 36 years experience in social work caring for children and families who have been abused including local tribes. As a WFSE union officer and board member for Women of Wisdom, I have the experience to preserve a City that cares about the future, honors our environment and respects the needs of all of its citizens!  Shoreline should be a city that cares for all of its families.


Carolyn Ahlgreen

Carolyn Ahlgreen

19036 16th Ave NE

Shoreline, WA 98155

Education: North Seattle College, Advanced coursework Seattle University, Mediation and Arbitration certification
Occupation: Home Health Caregiver, member SEIU, Family Advocate, Court Appointed Mediator

Because of changes due to light rail, we see housing units being built on smaller lots, without street lights, sidewalks, and safe places for families and children to play. Will the people in those new houses, which are being advertised as “within walking distance to light rail,” actually be able to walk there safely? What quality of life will the people of future Shoreline have in their more densely populated city? How do we help long time Shoreline residents stay in their homes? How does Shoreline continue to have award winning schools? How can city council encourage family wage job growth? While we plan regionally, how does city council ensure that these multi-city development projects, like ST3, actually bring good things to Shoreline? What Shoreline residents want their future home to look like must be answered not just by elected officials, but by all of us together.

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