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Councilmember Burgess

Councilmember Tim Burgess

Council position: 7
In office since: 2008
Current term: 2012-2015

First elected in 2007, Councilmember Tim Burgess was re-elected with 83% of the vote in November 2011. After previous terms of service leading the Council's Public Safety and Education Committee and its Budget Committee, Tim now chairs the Council's Education and Governance Committee, which will focus on realizing the goal of voluntary, high-quality, affordable preschool available to all Seattle's children. The Committee also oversees intergovernmental relations, City personnel policies, and any legislative matters relating to ethics and elections. In addition, Tim was elected Council President for 2014-2015 by his colleagues and is a co-chair of the Families and Education Levy Oversight Committee.

A Seattle native, Tim has been involved in local community and government matters for the past 45 years. He brings a diversity of experience to the City Council, having worked as a journalist, Seattle police officer and detective, global anti-poverty worker and small business owner. He chaired his neighborhood community council and served 12 years on the City's Ethics and Elections Commission. These life experiences have helped to shape Tim's world view and have convinced him of the power of people to create positive change.

Tim grew up on Capitol Hill and attended Lincoln High School and the University of Washington. He and his wife of 34 years, Joleen, and their three daughters all are graduates of Seattle Public Schools.  Tim and Joleen are residents of the Queen Anne neighborhood.

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