The citizens of the 30th Legislative District have five candidates contending for House Position 1 on the Aug. 7 primary ballot. Like many voters this primary season, they will be choosing from many candidates.
How does a voter pick the right candidate and not some fly-by-night politician? Does one count campaign signs or pick names from a hat? I hope not.
Instead, one should look at the candidate’s contributions to the community, the people who endorse them and the respect they receive from their community. Check out their websites and listen to their speeches. Find out what motivates them. Do they represent your values?
In the House Position 1 race, the voter’s task is easy. One candidate that is the clear choice: Federal Way City Councilwoman Linda Kochmar. She has enriched the Federal Way area with accomplishments and dedication to community that go back 40 years.
She has been a true public servant of the people of Federal Way; elected to the city council for 14 years, she has served as deputy mayor and mayor. It is remarkable the respect she has won, not only from the people in the community, but regionally, nationally and internationally.
People recognize her ability to listen compassionately, to reason with common sense and to solve problems with experience, integrity and commitment to service. The people of Federal Way voted her as the most effective city leader twice. How does it get any better than that?