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10 candidates file for Federal Way Legislative, Congressional seats
Last Friday marked the candidate filing deadline for upcoming elections, with a bevy of familiar Federal Way names filing for state-level positions. According to information available from King County Elections, those who have filed so far are:
Legislative District No. 30 - State Senator:
Mark Miloscia (Republican)
Shari Song (Democrat)
Legislative District No. 30 - State Representative Position No. 1:
Gregory Baruso (Democrat)
Linda Kochmar (Republican)
Legislative District No. 30 - State Representative Position No. 2:
Jack Dovey (Republican)
Roger Freeman (Democrat)
United States Representative, Congressional District No. 9:
Adam Smith (Democrat)
Don Rivers (Democrat)
Doug Basler (Republican)
Mark Greene (Citizens Party)
For the legislative races, three of the four state representative candidates (Dovey, Freeman and Kochmar) have been Federal Way City Council members in the relatively recent past. Baruso was part of the group of recent applicants for the Council position vacated by Mayor Jim Ferrell when he took the top spot at City Hall. Baruso was a finalist in the voting process, but ultimately lost out to Lydia Assefa-Dawson.
Miloscia is a well-known Republican who previously served as a state representative from 1999-2012 as a Democrat. During that time, Miloscia served seven terms in the state House, including chair of the Housing Committee and chair of the Audit Review and Government Oversight Committee, where he led efforts to improve government efficiency and accountability. His opponent, Song, has already received nods from powerful Democrats, among them state Sen. Tracey Eide, who is vacating the position.
To learn more, visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections.