Coverage of Federal Way's District 30 races to begin | Editor's Note

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Carrie Rodriguez
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With the primary election behind us, the Mirror is gearing up to cover November’s general election.

There will be six candidates on the general election ballot, including two incumbents and four hopefuls for the 30th Legislative District.

In the coming weeks, the Federal Way community can expect to see profiles of each candidate.

Those stories will highlight the candidate’s background, experience, what they will bring to the legislative table and why they are running, amongst other details.

As the races for the three open District 30 seats heat up, Mirror staff will also be asking candidates tough questions.

The race for the Senate seat between Mark Miloscia and Shari Song is already drawing responses from residents (see the letters on page 10).

Mailers from Miloscia’s campaign claim that Song is a “carpetbagger,” while mailers from Song’s campaign allege that Miloscia is not pro-choice.

We will ask both candidates their responses about these perceived attacks, as well as other claims between both parties.

The Mirror’s editorial board will also interview all candidates and endorse one candidate for each race in mid-October.

But before we announce the board’s endorsements, the Mirror will host a candidate forum in mid-October, when the public can hear from the candidates themselves in an open public forum. Stay tuned for the time and date of that event.

The Mirror and Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce will also host a candidate forum during an upcoming Chamber luncheon in October.

Do you have questions you would like the Mirror to ask the candidates as we cover these races? We encourage you to submit questions to editor@fedwaymirror.com.

We also hope our election coverage will incite public debate and we encourage you to submit letters to the Mirror. As always, we will strive for balance as we select which election letters to publish in any given publication.


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