By Staff Contributor
Incumbent City Council Member Cydney Moore describes herself as an activist. Ms. Moore is proud of the accomplishments from her first term and her consistent progressive track record.
In her bid for reelection, she has received a total of $12,464 as of October 15, 2023. Of those funds, $2,200 is from SEIU Union, 17% of the total. Ms. Moore also enjoys $2,800 from 3 PACs: Washington Education Association PAC, Voter Action PAC, and Alliance for Gun Responsibility. These contributed an additional 22% of her funding. In this campaign, Ms. Moore has $3,247 (26%) in donations from Burien residents, including Charles Schaefer, Sarah Moore, and John White, plus $1,650 non-Burien.
Challenger Linda Akey has brought in $29,591 in total contributions. Of her receipts, $2,400 comes from 2 PACs: the Affordable Housing Council and Washington Multi-Family Housing Association. These represent 8% of her total. Of the balance, an astounding $21,583 came from local Burien residents (73%). Only $1250, or 4% of contributed funds, have come from out of town.
In today’s political environment, it is remarkable when a candidate can garner such a high percentage of local support willing to put their name on the check.