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The race between one-year Republican incumbent Rep. Teri Hickel and first-time Democratic challenger Kristine Reeves might be the most important race for the state House of Representatives this year.
Community Events, October 2016
The Mirror's Editorial Board researched and interviewed candidates in a host of races important to Federal Way so it could make informed voting recommendations in important elections. Each candidate who met with the board was afforded no less than 45 minutes to talk about themselves, their positions and their goals if elected, as well as to answer a variety of questions posed by the seven-member panel.
Q: Mr. Federal Way, the Federal Way Police Department turned 20 this week. Is that a big deal?
Linda Kochmar is one of the area's most durable elected officials, having held public office in Federal Way for almost two decades as a city councilmember, mayor, and state representative who's seeking her third term the state House.
Washington voters this November will be asked to weigh in on a bevy of ballot measures, including six initiatives, two advisory votes and an amendment to the state constitution.