Kevin James Schilling
My name is Kevin Schilling, and I’m excited to run for Burien City Council, Position 4!
I am running for Burien City Council for many reasons, but, a few stand out. I want to give back to the community that has already given me so much. The City of Burien deserves to have city councilmembers that place emphasis on fostering economic opportunity, providing an improved safety environment for familes, and for Burien to be a community that embodies dignity and respect to the most vulnerable in our society.
Second, I want to help bring an end to the divisive politics of recent years. Our local elections have become far too unnecessarily factional. Non-partisan positions necessitate leadership that actively listens to the citizens of the city, because the best ideas to grow and improve the community come from the community itself. I am dedicated to public service, not partisanship.
Third, I want to work to provide city services that give more power to the people of Burien. That means prioritizing policies that empower families, union workers, local business owners, non-profits, and homeowners/local property owners to make decisions for themselves.
The City Council ultimately should be held accountable by the people of Burien – We can work together to improve our city’s character to be more community minded and driven to get everyone a raise, fight back against aggressive, high Seattle prices, and support our public safety professionals in Burien. I firmly believe that we share important common goals: increasing and improving public safety, supporting existing and attracting new businesses, and, connecting Burien to the greater King County region in order to deliver better city services.