Shoreline City Council Position 6 Candidate statement

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

In Shoreline City Council, Position 6, Betsy Robertson is running to win the seat she was appointed to in January. She is being challenged by Luis Berbesi, who did not respond.

Betsy Robertson
Betsy Robertson

It was an honor to be appointed to Shoreline’s City Council in January and I have been working hard to represent our city since. My background is in journalism and community relations for humanitarian and philanthropic organizations. I have championed causes including civic engagement, hunger, and large-scale disaster relief, and now I love being able to serve the community my family calls home.

My involvement in Shoreline began as a volunteer with the Parks Board, protecting the green spaces, programs, and resources our city offers. I co-chair the multicultural family event at Ridgecrest Elementary School and regularly volunteer with our PTA.

As a councilmember I continue to advocate for green spaces and was instrumental in giving voters a choice for parks this November. It will always be a top priority for me to protect access to parks and outdoor recreation for generations to come.

As the only council member living East of I-5, development is impacting my neighborhood. I am an advocate for smart growth and transit-oriented development. As density increases around current and future transit hubs, we should build walkable neighborhoods with easy access to restaurants and services. With careful and proper planning, I believe we can create affordable housing, provide safe access to transit, protect our single-family neighborhoods and preserve the tree canopy.

It has been a challenging and exciting experience serving the people of Shoreline and I would be honored to serve you for another four years. I humbly ask for your vote.

ENDORSEMENTS: 32nd District Democrats; Shoreline Firefighters; King County Young Democrats; Sierra Club; National Women’s Political Caucus; Aerospace Machinists; Democratic Municipals Officials; Rep. Lauren Davis, King County Council Member Rod Dembowski; Shoreline Council Members Chang, McConnell, McGlashan, Roberts, and Scully; Snohomish City Councilmember Jason Sanders, Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta and many more!


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