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Krystal Marx  
City Council
Title: Councilmember
Phone: (206) 248-5508

First Elected: November 2017
Term Expires: December 2021

“I believe that every issue presented to our city needs to be viewed through the lens of intersectionality if lasting, equitable, sustainable change is sought. I believe this means knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses, being proactive about seeking clarification and input from impacted communities when forming policy, and doing the research. As a Councilmember, it is my goal to put the good of Burien first, including increasing accountability, access and innovation for a city truly poised for greatness and progress.”

Current Assignments: 
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Task Force
  • KC Regional Transportation Strategic Initiative (RTSI)
  • Regional Law Safety and Justice Committee (RLSJC)

Marx became a Burien resident in 2015, choosing to raise her family in her husband’s hometown.  

Associate’s Degree, Highline College 

Marx is currently the Development Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Washington. She has more than a decade of operations, project management, and budgetary experience at Seattle-based nonprofits and community-focused organizations. 

Previous Service: 
As the leader of a local volunteer organization, Marx has developed and provided free self-defense training to marginalized communities, and has offered Bystander Intervention training to such groups as the Seattle Housing Alliance, Neighborhood Action Coalitions, Mothers for Social Justice, Seattle Public Health and more. Marx was proud to be on the Board of Trustees for Unexpected Productions (the Market Theater at Pike Place), and was Board President from 2016–2017, as well as the Executive Board of the 33rd Legislative District Democrats as the Female Representative to the King County Young Democrats in 2017.

Personal Interests:

Marx enjoys serving her community through coordinating groups of volunteers to pick up discarded needles in high-risk areas, organizing homeless outreach initiatives in downtown and south Seattle, and developed “Veteran Care Packs,” which are small care packages for U.S. Armed Service veterans experiencing PTSD events. In addition to reading, video games, and cooking, Marx and her husband enjoy chasing their four children, visiting the Burien Dog Park with their Burien C.A.R.E.S. adopted chihuahua-terrier, Dozer.

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