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Tag: 30th Legislative District


ELECTION: Roger Freeman for the 30th District House

I have lived in Federal Way for approximately 35 years, and I am supporting Roger Freeman for state representative, House Position 2, in the 30th Legislative District.

Although I haven’t known him for a long time, I know him well enough to be impressed with his dignity, his sincere concern for the youth of our community, his dedication to making right the wrongs of education and his work for fiscal responsibility.

Once in a while, life affords us an opportunity to create significant change for the betterment of our fellow man. Freeman offers his strength, enthusiasm and power to proceed

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ELECTION: Katrina Asay is a proven leader

If 30th Legislative District voters want a proven leader who listens and responds to the needs of our community, I highly recommend Katrina Asay. A proven leader as past mayor of Milton and current state representative, Asay keeps long office hours studying the issues and analyzing the budget.

She knows how to prioritize expenditures based on the “paramount duty of the state” – to educate our young people in the public schools. That is why she supports funding education first, not last, and balancing the budget.

Let’s re-elect a proven leader by voting for Asay in November.


ELECTION: Accusations against Flygare disheartening

I am disheartened by the accusations regarding the military service record of 30th District House candidate Roger Flygare, a dear friend (TNT, 9-30).

The motivation of one veteran to try to destroy the reputation of another must be questioned, especially of any veteran of that outrageously conflicted Vietnam tragedy.

As the widow of a Pearl Harbor survivor who spent six years in the Pacific from the Aleutian Island Patrol to Shanghai, I can say that I observed how wartime experiences stay with these unfortunate men, and I have heard more than my share of “war stories” over the years.

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ELECTION: Roger Flygare for 30th District seat

Roger Flygare, a candidate for  30th Legislative District House Position 1, is first of all a husband, parent and small business owner. A state-certified court reporter, he employs other court reporters and legal services employees.

When his country called, he answered. He’s a decorated veteran who served two tours in Vietnam. As a court reporter,  he was elected as the president of both of his statewide professional organizations. He has successfully worked with members of the state Legislature on a number of issues. He has clearly shown his ability to work across party lines to make a difference.

Now he

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ELECTION: Kochmar has experience the 30th needs

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

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ELECTION: 30th needs Linda Kochmar to represent our wishes

It is so very important that we have a representative for our 30th District who is knowledgeable, caring, and has experience and integrity.

My longtime friend, Linda Kochmar, possesses these qualities and I know when we send her to Olympia, she will accomplish what we need because she is a wonderfully honest, hard-working person who really listens.

Voters need to research all the candidates and vote in the primary.


ELECTION: Kochmar has been a true public servant

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

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ELECTION: Kochmar will ably serve the 30th District

Linda Kochmar, who has served as Federal Way’s mayor, assistant mayor and City Council member, has been nominated five times by the citizens of Federal Way for best city leader. Her expertise has helped Federal Way significantly. Nonetheless, it is time for her to take her leadership experience to Olympia and serve a great number of constituents as our state representative for the 30th District.

Kochmar will fight for jobs, local businesses, public education and for struggling families. A devoted and seasoned public servant who understands our needs, she is especially adept at building consensus and reaching out to voters

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