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I like Kochmar for state rep. | Letters

For 30th District, position one, we have five candidates who have filed to be our next state representative. Three of them have no experience in government service, and must believe this is a learn on the job opportunity.

Many of them have not made connections with state and national leaders, have never secured development funds for the Federal Way area, and have never dealt with government employees, regional transportation plans, or public safety issues. And at the Mirror candidates debate, Linda Kochmar was the one candidate who told you of the specific problem that we faced, and then gave you a plan, not some vague political doublespeak.

Linda Kochmar got involved in our politics when we had severe flooding in the 1980s on roads leading to the mall and our major city streets, and no one was pressing for solutions to the flooding. Linda has continued a life of service as she gave her time to our city council, ultimately acting as deputy mayor and finally as mayor. She has consistently listened to the Federal Way residents, and encouraged the Council to reduced the cost of our City Hall by $30 million. She fought opposition to build a community center for all Federal Way, which now accommodates over 350,000 people each year — and it is now paid for. Most importantly Linda Kochmar was voted the best elected leader twice in the Federal Way Mirror polls.

Linda Kochmar deserves our vote in the primary, as well as the general election. She is supported by many of the mayors and government leaders she has successfully worked with throughout South King County. She has asked us to pull together and vote for the best candidate. My vote will go to Linda Kochmar.

Scott Jablon, Federal Way


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