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Proud that Jim Ferrell is running for mayor | Election letters

I am urging you to vote Jim Ferrell for Federal Way mayor. He is a highly charismatic, confident and experienced leader. He is an effective listener and looks to end wasteful spending on projects not needed.

Jim's website is ferrellformayor.com and has great information about his candidacy. He already has the endorsement from the Federal Way's Police Officers Guild, firefighters union, candidate for Federal Way City Council Martin Moore, candidate for Federal Way School Board Geoffery McAnalloy, and the Boeing 751 Machinists union.

Jim was generous enough to come to my local postal union in Burien to seek an endorsement for mayor a few days ago. Over there, he mentioned incumbent mayor Skip Priest had promised to revitalize or improve downtown Federal Way to attract businesses when Jim took him out for lunch one time. As of now, Mayor Priest has not bothered to take action.

I think Jim brings great a vision to build Federal Way and make it an attractive place to land living-wage jobs, a downtown park, and retail development as mentioned in his website. He has two decades of experience as a prosecutor in King County, and he even played for the late Coach Don James' Washington Huskies team as an outside linebacker (in the 1980s).

I met him at the Federal Way Farmers market recently and he really is a friendly, open and honest person to talk to. Moreover, Jim is an effective listener and answers questions without any hesitation. He told me he even got cited for jaywalking in downtown Seattle during his lunch break and did not bother to use his position as a prosecutor to avoid getting that citation.

I am proud that Jim is running for mayor and I urge you all to vote for him to improve the life of our beloved city.

Anthony Lui, Federal Way


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