Bob Roegner

Council race is full of contrasts | Roegner

The race between appointed incumbent Diana Noble-Gulliford and candidate Martin Moore should be the closest of the three city council races, and provides some interesting contrasts.

Election oddities abound in local races | Inside Politics

So far, 2015 is shaping up as one of the strangest election years in recent memory.

Legislature races to watch in District 30 and beyond | Bob Roegner

The primary is just around the corner on Aug. 17. Most of you probably already have your ballots.This week, we'll take a look at some… Continue reading

South King County sends key players to Senate | Roegner

Feeling their new power in the Senate, Republicans have introduced hot-button legislation on abortion, family leave and school performance.

Federal Way officials should put money where their mouths are | Inside Politics

Are we our brother’s keeper? As we approach the Easter season, the question has more meaning than it otherwise might,

Want to run for city council? Here’s your chance | Roegner

We wrote earlier that there may be an opening. Now there may even be two, and there is an outside chance at three.

Warning signs for incumbents and Democrats in 2010 | Bob Roegner

But with economic woes and an unhappy electorate, many pundits are predicting a red tide that will sweep Republicans back into office.

City leaders must take responsibility for arts center | Roegner

Last week, Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest unveiled his plan for downtown. It included a performing arts and conference center (PACC) at the former Toys-R-Us site, along with a park, open space, private retail and residential development at the old AMC Theatres location.

Outstanding politician and other awards for 2014 | Inside Politics

The “Artful Dodger” award goes to Mark Miloscia for successfully switching to the Republican party after 14 years as a Democrat office holder,

Political alliances shake up race for council pos. 2 | Roegner

The headliner this year is the race for Federal Way mayor, but the best of the undercard may be the battle between appointed incumbent Kelly Maloney and second-time candidate Mark Koppang for city council position 2.

Guess who’s running for mayor? | Bob Roegner

Each election season brings twists, turns and surprises.In the whole scheme of who will run for Federal Way's mayor or who won’t, this may seem… Continue reading

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.

The other mayor race in Federal Way | Bob Roegner

The race to become Federal Way’s first full-time separately elected mayor is at its genesis.Because the city council appears to be leaning toward an August-November… Continue reading

All quiet on Federal Way’s election front | Bob Roegner

The election season is heating up everywhere but Federal Way.

Hold on to your seats.

South King Fire’s elementary school parody | Inside Politics

“He was looking at me,” said the sixth grader to the teacher recently. While childish, those words are pretty close to one of the complaints contained in South King Fire and Rescue (SKFR)

Risk vs. reward: Where does city stand on PACC? | Roegner

Against the backdrop of an election year and what to do about the performing arts and conference center (PACC), the Federal Way City Council and mayor held their annual retreat.

State politics: Who will control the big three? | Bob Roegner

Control of the big three — the governor’s office, the State Senate, and the State House of Representatives — is up for grabs in November.

Charter amendments flirt with controversy

The citizen-based King County Charter Review Commission under the co-leadership of former county council member Lois North, a Republican, and former Gov. Mike Lowry, a Democrat, referred 10 amendments to the King County Council for review — and recommended that they be forwarded to the voters.

2016: Let the back alley knife fight begin | Inside Politics

This year is the warm-up act for 2016, which will be a significant year in politics.