Our city holds so much promise, and our city government can do so much better.
I want a police force that shares our values, a transportation department that prioritizes getting people and freight moving, and a school system that educates all our children and prepares them to lead our economy.
I’ve been a Seattle police officer, an international relief worker, and a small business owner who grew a company from a single employee (me) to over 150 people in offices around the globe.
These experiences taught me the value of using data to drive the best decisions, the importance of equality and social justice as an inherent right for all people, and the qualities it takes to be an effective leader: learning, listening, and making decisions.
On the City Council, I’ve tackled wage theft, helped young women as they took the first steps of motherhood, demonstrated the effectiveness of new police tactics, and led the fight for affordable housing.
We need change in Seattle. We can’t afford another four years of discord and aimlessness.
We need a city government that our people can be proud of again.
A Statement from City Councilmember Tim Burgess
May 17, 2013
Being a new mom is an exciting and overwhelming time. But for some, it can also be a scary time. That`s the case with many new moms who find themselves and their baby alone and without a lot of support or even money. But thankfully, Tim Burgess fought to fully fund a program that truly transforms lives called the Nurse Family Partnership. Reporter Penny LeGate has the story on the Seattle Channel. May 9, 2013.
Josephine Cheng interviews Tim to find out why he got into politics, what drives his decisions and why he loves the Emerald City. December 11, 2012.
Tim's commitment to working families through paid sick leave, affordable workforce housing, responsible development and family wage jobs made him the only choice for the members of Laborers' Local 242 to be the next mayor of Seattle."
Tim Burgess is smart, listens to all sides, and makes decisions based on justice, fairness and what will make Seattle an even better place to live and work."