This editorial will appear in Wednesday’s print edition.
The last time Skip Priest held the office of mayor of Federal Way, in the mid-1990s, it was a ceremonial post and he was elected by fellow City Council members. But he’s equally deserving of having that honor bestowed by Federal Way voters when they elect their first full-time “strong mayor” on Nov. 2.
Priest has a serious challenger in current City Council member Jim Ferrell, who led the successful elected-mayor campaign. A senior King County prosecuting attorney, Ferrell manages the domestic violence court. He likely would do a good job as Federal Way’s first executive, but we think Priest would do better. Read more »