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Council candidate Martin Moore is FW's future | Letters

When you think of voting for someone running for local office, what do you look for?

I look for the following.

1. History

2. Knowledge of issues

3. Relationships

4. Passion

Martin Moore meets every one of those.

Martin has called Federal Way his home for most of his life. He attended school in the FWPS and was a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School. Martin has been deeply involved with the community with AmeriCorps. He is currently serving as a legislative assistant to State Rep. Roger Freeman, and is a commissioner on the Federal Way Parks and Recreation board, working to make our parks a better place for the community to gather and more accessible to all.

Federal Way has safety challenges. What city these days doesn't? Safety is Martin's first priority as your council member. Federal Way has been a city for over 20 years. The city has addressed its identity and destiny many times. Martin is committed to building a vibrant downtown by focusing on economic development and building relationships both inside and outside city limits.

Every election is regarded as important, more so for Federal Way. We have been in a 40-plus year discussion about our identity and downtown corridor. It is time to act.

If you could take a look at Martin's Rolodex, you would see a variety of names and numbers of various social organizations, and political and business leaders. He has already established relationships inside City Hall.

Martin is one of the most passionate people I know. What Martin is doing right now is what Martin was born to do. You might say he is living his dream. Martin represents Federal Way's future. He has the energy and a deeply rooted interest to move Federal Way forward with "forward thinking leadership."

I would encourage you to visit Martin's campaign website and if he is in your neighborhood in the coming weeks, take a moment to let Martin know your concerns. He will listen.

Randall Smith, Federal Way


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