Bob Roegner

Could Honda or Jarvis challenge Ferrell? | Inside Politics

Incumbent Mayor Jim Ferrell recently announced he will run for re-election. Ferrell points to building the Performing Arts and Events Center, a downtown park, a… Continue reading

Education lead issue for legislature | Inside Politics

Last week I was in Olympia to watch democracy in action in what is likely to be a long, but important legislative session. Because it… Continue reading

Candidates for office in 2017 | Inside Politics

Three seats on the Federal Way City Council will be up for election this year, and they could be fun to watch! The majority of… Continue reading

Future mayors and the Celski appointment | Inside Politics

In my last column, I made a reference that several local residents might see themselves as a future mayor. Parallel to that, some residents were… Continue reading

Newsmakers of 2017 | Inside Politics

The year 2017 is a local election year where major community issues will be debated and the stage is set for transition to the next… Continue reading

Public Official Awards for 2016 | Inside Politics

Each year I try and note special awards for issues and leaders in the community. Categories change each year, and 2016 was a very special… Continue reading

Federal Way moratorium ploy goes horribly wrong | Inside Politics

The plan seemed simple enough; after all, Industrial Realty Group had opened the door. All Mayor Jim Ferrell and his staff had to do was… Continue reading

2016 political humor | Inside Politics

Every year politicians and community leaders make comments worth sharing, and 2016 was no exception. Since Federal Way Mirror Publisher Rudi Alcott is a mite… Continue reading

Finding the political will to end poverty | Inside Politics

This week we celebrate another Thanksgiving with turkey, potatoes, pumpkin pie and football on a high definition big screen television. We give thanks for our… Continue reading

Big Upset, Washington Normal | Inside Politics

A few weeks ago Donald Trump said “the election is rigged.” He also said, “the Electoral College is a disaster for democracy.” Hillary Clinton won… Continue reading

No forgery, but way too cozy | Inside Politics

Two separate complaints were recently filed against Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell’s Chief of Staff, Brian Wilson. The first was an allegation by former Planning… Continue reading

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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?