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City of Burien

Council Position No. 5

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

PO BOX 48107

BURIEN, WA 98148

(206) 214-7522

Education: BS Biology, Bates College, Lewiston ME
Occupation: Executive Director, Highline Botanical Garden. Previously, Pacific Science Center.

Burien is growing, in population, complexity, and the challenges we face. If elected, I  will intentionally foster this growth, respecting our history while planning for our future. I will lead Burien on climate action, stewarding the water, air and land that define and impact us all. I will address housing stability, engaging regional partners to develop resources to keep people in their homes, and increase housing and shelter for those who are unhoused. 


Safety includes emergency response options in addition to police. I will advocate to increase human services, build tools for responding to people in crisis, and use our resources to address root causes of crime, including poverty and lack of opportunity. Vote Sarah Moore, the leader for a stronger, more equitable Burien.


Endorsements: 33rd, 34th and King County Democrats, MLK Labor, SEIU1199NW, Planned Parenthood Advocates Alliance, Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund. 



Alex Simkus

Alex Simkus

PO BOX 48092

BURIEN, WA 98166

Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University - Aviation High School Class of 2010
Occupation: Burien Business Owner

I am a third generation Burien business owner, a father, and a husband. I was raised in this wonderful city and have invested my whole life here.

Over the last several years, I have witnessed crime getting worse. Businesses and residents throughout the city have shared similar concerns. My business struggles with this daily, and my employees question their safety at work. Burien needs to address these problems swiftly.

Council decisions have hurt our community. We need affordable housing. However, DESC is not the answer. Zoning allowing Enhanced Services Facilities in residential areas threatens neighborhood safety. Approving an 8% utility tax during the pandemic while families were already struggling was wrong. We must do better. I will use my personal experience to take a practical approach to solving the issues we face in Burien. With your vote, we can make Burien a safe and thriving city for families and businesses.

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