Kevin Schilling wants Burien Council seat
Kevin Schilling candidacy letter:
I have deep roots in the Burien community. I'm a fourth-generation Washingtonian and third-generation Burien/Highline resident. Burien provided the resources, community, and location necessary for my family to reach into the middle-class. Growing up, I was always conscious and appreciative of the hard work that it took my family to live a good, stable life. I come from a Boeing family, and I know what it takes to make Burien a good place to work and raise a family. Burien deserves a City government that ensures its residents have a safe, supportive, and prosperous place to pursue that dream.
I attended grade school at St. Francis of Assisi and attend church there. At 13, I started working at the Highline Performing Arts Center, Mick Kelley’s Irish Pub, 909 Coffee and Wine, and PCC. While a student at Aviation High School, I was active in the local theatre scene performing in numerous Hi-Liners, Burien Actor’s Theatre shows (then known as Burien Little Theatre), and beyond Burien at the 5th Avenue Theatre and the Seattle International Film Festival. My educational journey started at South Seattle Community College, ultimately leading toward a degree at Washington State University. In May, I will complete a dual master’s degree from Columbia University and the London School of Economics. These opportunities would not be possible without the incredible community I grew up in.
Throughout this journey, I’ve also been active in civic causes. I was a legislative session intern for the Governor’s office in 2015, working on a range of tasks relating to boards & commissions, legislative affairs, community affairs, and constituent services. While at Washington State University, I worked at the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy, served as President of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, a statewide non-profit focused on youth leadership development, and acted as an ASWSU student senator where I secured $250,000 from the state legislature to fix the state route leading to WSU.
Candidate, Burien City Council, Pos. 4