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Herbie Martin seeks Mill Creek City Council seat

Herbie Martin has announced his candidacy for Mill Creek City Council position number one.
Herbie Martin is running for Mill Creek City Council. Photo credit: Herbie Martin.

Herbie Martin has announced his candidacy for Mill Creek City Council position number one.

This is Martin’s first time running for public office, but he was previously elected to Union Local 843’s Executive Board.

Martin has worked for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services for the past 12 years and is a 20-year United States Army veteran. He received his Masters Degree from Seattle University in 2009 and his Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo University in 1992. He currently serves the Washington State Labor Council as Vice President and is a member of standing on the Diversity Committee.

Martin has a history of community service. He served on the North Seattle Community College Diversity Advisory Committee, Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry Student Advisory Committee, and the Yesler Community Center Board. He supports school sports events, Mill Creek Parks and Recreation events and established a non-profit organization for veterans.

Martin’s campaign statement is as follows:

“My personal values are the continual community power structure and vibrant business development, building working relationships with other elected officials at the local, state, national level, public safety, high achieving schools, infrastructure to keep up with growth, embracing all of our citizens, and value the resources within the city’s budget by ensuring working within our means.”

Martin will be running against Sean Kelly, and incumbent Lynn Sordel for the City Council seat.

Kelly works for Boeing as a systems engineer.

Sordel is the Director of the City of Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Department. He was appointed to the Mill Creek City Council in November of 2012 after Terry Ryan resigned his position.

Since the State of Washington has a Top 2 Primary system, the two candidates that get the most votes in the August 6th Primary Election will qualify for the November 5th General Election.

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