For 30th District state representative, three of the five candidates have no experience in government service, and running our state is not an on-the-job training experience.
Our leaders must make connections with state and national leaders; secure development funds for the Federal Way area; and deal with with government employees, regional transportation plans, and public safety issues. At the candidates’ debate, Linda Kochmar was the one candidate who told us of the specific problems we face and then described a plan, not some vague political doublespeak.
Kochmar got involved in Federal Way politics when our city had severe flooding in the 1980s around the mall and on major city streets, and no one was focusing on solutions. She did. She has continued a life of service as she gave her time to our City Council, ultimately acting as deputy mayor and mayor.
Kochmar has consistently listened to Federal Way residents and advocated for the council to reduced the cost of our City Hall by $30 million – and now it is paid for. She fought opposition to build a community center for all Federal Way, which now accommodates more than 350,000 people each year. Most importantly, she was voted the best elected leader twice by Federal Way residents.
Kochmar is endorsed by many of the mayors and government leaders she has successfully worked with throughout King County. She has asked us to pull together and vote for the best candidate. My vote will go to Kochmar.