As a membership organization, we invite all our members running for elected office each year to submit a statement to their fellow members. GSBA is a nonpartisan organization and does not endorse candidates, and this statement should not be construed as an endorsement by GSBA, its Board, or its staff.
Krystal Marx, running for Burien City Council, Position 7
While running for office is, in itself, a monumental task, doing so as a bisexual woman has been a lesson in authenticity and opportunity. LGBTQIA+ elected officials have a unique set of responsibilities on our shoulders. We are the path-makers, the way-lighters and the example-setters for the next generation of LGBTQIA+ leaders, which means we have to not only run based on the issues of the office we seek, but with the knowledge that we are leading the way for a new generation. When I am re-elected to the Burien City Council, I am excited to work on building up LGBTQIA+ youth in the Highline School District by working working the Highline School Board, local youth organizations, and City Staff. It is not enough that we run and win, as queer people, but that we make sure the next generation can as well.
Krystal Marx, Candidate for Burien City Council (Position 7)