Letters to the Editor

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Tag: 30th Legislative District

Oct.
31st

FREEMAN: Legislator was dedicated to others

In the 39 years that I have lived in Federal Way, two elected officials have stood out for their dedication to serving the poor, the underprivileged and the vulnerable. The first was my friend, the late  state Sen. Mary Ann Mitchell; she was so devoted to seniors that we named a senior housing complex (Mitchell Place) and a highway overpass after her.

The second is state Rep. Roger Freeman. who died Wednesday. His reputation for effective legislation and caring for the most needy transcends the borders of his 30th Legislative District. With a degree in law he could have chosen a lucrative career. Instead

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Oct.
27th

ELECTION: Miloscia’s history has holes in it

As an Air Force veteran, I question Mark Miloscia’s use of his military service in his campaign for state Senate in the 30th Legislative District.

Miloscia claims to have “served with distinction” as a B-52 pilot. Yet on his campaign literature he is standing next to a jet. Why not the now obsolete B-52? Deceptive!

Something else is missing in his biography. As a Democrat, Miloscia confided to many local party members that he left the Air Force declaring himself to be a conscientious objector. Deceitful?

As a member of Veterans For Peace, I thought it was commendable for Miloscia

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Oct.
21st

ELECTION: Dovey understands impact of legislation

I am voting for Jack Dovey for state representative in the 30th District. I have met Dovey and watched him throughout this campaign season. He has been out on our streets talking with the people of Federal Way, learning of their concerns, and coming up with concrete ideas to address and solve our concerns.

The city of Federal Way and its environs are at a critical turning point for development, whether it be a performing arts center, road construction, educational funding and, most important, attracting businesses to open up here and helping businesses loyal to Federal Way and surrounding cities.

We

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Oct.
21st

ELECTION: Jack Dovey knows business and jobs

It is time for us to have someone in Olympia representing the 30th District who is a small business owner and has personally experienced some of the pitfalls of starting and running a business.

In Washington state, the climate for business is terrible. Constant red tape, regulations, new tax laws, changing employee laws, changes in health care laws, B&O, L&I and IRS demands are extremely time consuming and complicated. It’s a wonder people have the strength to keep trying to succeed.

Jack Dovey is one such person who will never give up on working and succeeding for his family and

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Oct.
25th

ELECTION: Roger Flygare acts in bipartisan way

We need a 30th District legislator with proven experience in working effectively in Olympia with members of both parties.

For many years, Roger Flygare has worked long hours in Olympia with many different legislators to get numerous bills passed to benefit us. This year, as co-chair of the Federal Way Commission Against Trafficking, Flygare and others from FWCAT worked successfully to get 12 anti-human trafficking bills passed.

Now he is asking voters to let him serve from within the Legislature where he can use his experience as a small business owner and skill in building bipartisan coalitions to get things

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Oct.
22nd

ELECTION: Kochmar has experience, integrity

Linda Kochmar will represent the 30th District with thoughtfulness and integrity in the state Legislature. Kochmar has been as an elected official for 14 years. Experience counts, and she has had to face tough decisions and vote what’s best for Federal Way.

Kochmar knows when an issue is to be decided that she represents the 30th District and is able to listen to all sides and perspectives. She is able to reach out and bring together opposing viewpoints and find common ground; that makes good government. Kochmar asks the tough questions that help clarify issues with facts and data for

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Oct.
11th

ELECTION: Kochmar best for 30th District

Linda Kochmar is our best choice for state representative in the 30th District. She is such a hard worker. I don’t think she ever sleeps. She is honest and trustworthy. If she says she will do something she will do it. If you have any questions about law or state just ask her and she knows the answer or if not, she’ll get it.

She raised six children to wonderful adults while holding a full-time job. She has risk management in her background, which is very hard to find and will be very beneficial. She has 14 years of experience

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Oct.
10th

ELECTION: Kochmar avoids taking a position

Tuesday night’s debate between 30th Legislative District candidates Roger Flygare and Linda Kochmar demonstrated clear differences between the two.

Kochmar, despite claiming that she would make tough choices, repeatedly said she would abide by the will of the voters on a wide range of issues. Apparently, she is unwilling to take principled positions on thorny issues, so one must ask why she wishes to represent us.

Flygare did not equivocate. His positions were clearly laid out.

Kochmar’s willingness to defer issues of rights to a popular vote is particularly troubling. Had the electorate been asked, we might not have ended

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