Bob Roegner

Bob posted 441 stories to Federal Way Mirror.
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Third mayoral candidate: Mark Greene | Inside Politics

Mark Greene is either incredibly persistent or just plain stubborn. After running…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017 2:50pm

Quixote Honda in uphill battle? | Inside Politics

Elections are always about the incumbent, and in this year’s mayoral race…

  • Jun 16th, 2017 9:58am

Ferrell looks to avoid history repeat | Inside Politics

Jim Ferrell wants another term as mayor, but even after four years…

  • Jun 12th, 2017 5:00pm

Compassion or politics? | Inside Politics

While the aftermath of the presidential election, alternative facts and the never-ending…

  • Jun 5th, 2017 11:59am

Filing week surprises | Inside Politics

Despite a well-oiled rumor mill of speculation, there were still some filing…

  • May 31st, 2017 11:42am

Governing is more than photo ops | Inside Politics

It’s filing week for candidates. Who will win, and will our priorities…

  • May 18th, 2017 4:20pm

Federal Way voters a hot commodity | Inside Politics

Democrat and Independent voters in Federal Way have become a hot commodity!…

  • May 16th, 2017 11:55am

Election field not set | Inside Politics

If you are considering running for public office in Federal Way this…

  • May 5th, 2017 3:06pm

Will Violence Prevention Coalition report be implemented? | Inside Politics

After several months, the Violence Prevention Coalition steering committee presented its work…

  • Apr 28th, 2017 11:30am

Voters’ questions and answers | Inside Politics

I frequently receive questions and like to share them, and my answers,…

  • Apr 20th, 2017 3:05pm

Sound Transit coming to town, but facing challenges | Inside Politics

When Sound Transit 3 was passed by voters last fall, it established…

  • Apr 18th, 2017 11:14am

Accountability needed more than ever | Inside Politics

As we look to local elections this year, the chaos in the…

  • Apr 7th, 2017 10:37am

Logo talk becomes mayor’s race debate | Inside Politics

An old joke has it that some people went to a fight…

  • Apr 3rd, 2017 10:28am

City improvements needed | Inside Politics

The city of Federal Way is almost 30 years old. We are…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 2:28pm

Politicians and humor | Inside Politics

I thought former Vice President Joe Biden would be hard to beat…

  • Mar 16th, 2017 4:15pm

Alcott made us better | Inside Politics

The Mirror is what its name says: a reflection of the community…

  • Mar 10th, 2017 12:14pm

Tiny houses: What if? | Inside Politics

What if, three years ago, we had taken the problem of homelessness…

  • Mar 6th, 2017 5:14pm

Honda presents alternative to Ferrell | Inside Politics

Councilwoman Susan Honda responded to community speculation last week when she announced…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 11:31am

Stand off on taxes and cops | Inside Politics

At the mayor-council retreat two weeks ago, there was a brief, but…

  • Feb 17th, 2017 9:59am

Could Honda or Jarvis challenge Ferrell? | Inside Politics

Incumbent Mayor Jim Ferrell recently announced he will run for re-election. Ferrell…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 12:18pm

Education lead issue for legislature | Inside Politics

Last week I was in Olympia to watch democracy in action in…

  • Feb 7th, 2017 10:07am

Candidates for office in 2017 | Inside Politics

Three seats on the Federal Way City Council will be up for…

  • Jan 30th, 2017 3:26pm

Future mayors and the Celski appointment | Inside Politics

In my last column, I made a reference that several local residents…

  • Jan 23rd, 2017 1:19pm

Newsmakers of 2017 | Inside Politics

The year 2017 is a local election year where major community issues…

  • Jan 13th, 2017 2:49pm

Public Official Awards for 2016 | Inside Politics

Each year I try and note special awards for issues and leaders…

  • Jan 5th, 2017 3:16pm

Federal Way moratorium ploy goes horribly wrong | Inside Politics

The plan seemed simple enough; after all, Industrial Realty Group had opened…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 3:07pm

2016 political humor | Inside Politics

Every year politicians and community leaders make comments worth sharing, and 2016…

  • Dec 27th, 2016 10:31am

Finding the political will to end poverty | Inside Politics

This week we celebrate another Thanksgiving with turkey, potatoes, pumpkin pie and…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016 4:08pm

Big Upset, Washington Normal | Inside Politics

A few weeks ago Donald Trump said “the election is rigged.” He…

  • Nov 18th, 2016 9:33am

No forgery, but way too cozy | Inside Politics

Two separate complaints were recently filed against Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell’s…

  • Nov 11th, 2016 3:00pm

Washington, D.C. politics have officially arrived | Inside Politics

Just last month, incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee led Republican challenger Bill Bryant 39 percent to 30, according to an Elway poll, with 31 percent of voters undecided. Inslee’s number needs to be stronger. The poll also showed some vulnerability, with 58 percent rating the governor doing a “poor” or “fair” job.

  • Feb 26th, 2016 5:36pm

Candidates for Federal Way Mayor 2017 | Inside Politics

We are in the middle of the 2016 elections for the major offices in our state and nation, but the truly active are already planning for the city elections in 2017.

  • Feb 19th, 2016 7:23pm

Keeping an eye on Olympia this session | Inside Politics

I was in Olympia last week talking with legislators, and what a week it was! There was a lot of politics, some policy and behavior you wouldn’t believe. The real issue continues to be each party trying to score points on the other and get out of town with no political baggage.

  • Feb 5th, 2016 6:37pm

Keeping score of 2016 candidates | Inside Politics

You are going to need a scorecard and an eraser to keep track of the names running for state office this year, as changes keep coming.

  • Jan 28th, 2016 10:42pm

The race for Washington governor 2020 | Inside Politics

The first week of the state legislature was great theater if you are following the battle for power between the two parties and the race for governor between incumbent Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Bill Bryant.

  • Jan 25th, 2016 6:54pm

2016 Legislature, politics over policy | Inside Politics

Attendance was a little light at church this past Sunday due to the 10 a.m. start time of the Seahawks game.

  • Jan 15th, 2016 12:08am

Why 2016 will be a great political year | Inside Politics

This is what political columnists live for, as 2016 could be one of the most exciting political years in history.

  • Jan 7th, 2016 11:58pm

2015 political award winners in Federal Way | Inside Politics

There weren’t many contenders for this award, but the award for “Most Candid Comment” by a candidate for president goes to United States Sen. Lindsey Graham, from South Carolina.

  • Dec 30th, 2015 12:33am

The humorous side of government | Inside Politics

Why is it that many losing candidates running for public office always want to blame the press, but winning candidates never think the press had anything to do with their success?

  • Dec 23rd, 2015 10:51pm

The Holy season is a time for thought and reflection, and there sure has been a lot of interesting political news to reflect on.

  • Dec 17th, 2015 11:30pm