Flygare to run for District 30 state rep. in 2012

Federal Way resident and candidate Roger Flygare. - Courtesy photo
Federal Way resident and candidate Roger Flygare.
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Former city council candidate Roger Flygare has announced his bid for District 30 state representative position 1. The position is held by Democrat Mark Miloscia, who is forgoing re-election to the Legislature in order to run for state auditor in 2012.

Flygare will run as a Democrat in a race that's expected to draw more candidates. Federal Way City Councilwoman Linda Kochmar, a Republican, announced her candidacy for the position in November.

Flygare owns a small business that deals with court reporting. He has worked with state lawmakers to pass bills related to the court reporting profession, such as license requirements and protection of job performance.

"I know the ins and outs of the Legislature and I'm confident I will fit well with the Legislature," he said Feb. 6 at his Federal Way office. If elected, he also plans to be active with legislation on human trafficking, along with cutting out "red tape" and "getting rid of stuff that delays progress."

In November, Flygare finished second to Susan Honda in a bid for Federal Way City Council. To learn more about Flygare's campaign for the Legislature, visit Facebook or call (253) 640-1111.

Kochmar will hold her formal campaign kickoff Feb. 23. Contact (253) 839-7419 or LKochmar1@aol.com.

District 30 State Rep. Mark Miloscia announced his candidacy for state auditor in September 2011. Miloscia, who will finish his current term in 2012, was first elected to the state House in 1998. Brian Sonntag, the current state auditor, is a Democrat who plans to retire at the end of his term in 2012 after two decades in office.

The State Auditor’s Office is a watchdog agency that independently serves Washington residents by promoting accountability, fiscal integrity and openness in state and local government.


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