Deputy Mayor Krystal Marx

Krystal Marx

Time on Council

Current term: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021

Position: 7

Time in office: 2018 to present

Deputy Mayor: 2020


Boards and Committees


“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.”

Marx became a Burien resident in 2015, choosing to raise her family in her husband’s hometown. She has more than a decade of operations, project management, and budgetary experience at Seattle-based nonprofits and community-focused organizations.

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.

Marx has an associate’s degree from Highline College.

She 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 and visiting the Burien Dog Park with their Burien C.A.R.E.S. adopted chihuahua-terrier, Dozer.