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City of Burien

Council Position 7

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.

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.

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