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2 letters in support of Koppang for council | Election letters

I am writing you with an enthusiastic endorsement of Mark Koppang for Federal Way City Council.

I have spent the last several years observing Mark in a leadership capacity in our local church. His commitment to the people in this community is very evident. He seeks the absolute best outcome in every situation.

Mark is able to collaborate well and arrive at the decisions that are the greatest benefit to all parties. Mark's dedication to teamwork helps him to build productive relationships, and his soft-spoken nature nurtures and complements his ability to communicate on several levels from the heart.

Mark is an exceptionally good listener and I believe would be a tremendous asset to the Federal Way City Council.

Don Gratton, Puyallup


In a previous letter I wrote I was impressed with Mark Koppang, candidate for Federal Way City Council Position No. 2.

I noticed he has garnered endorsements and momentum, but nevertheless continues to take the high road by not enmeshing himself in the “usual” form of politics. That is commendable.

I harbor reservations about his opponent, Kelly Maloney, or anyone, for that matter, who willingly marshals attorneys to resolve issues. This is a classic symptom of an inexperienced, hypersensitive, and puerile mind that is unequal to debate or compromise that will inevitably manifest itself by encumbering consensus.

Ignoring the elephant in the room does not preclude its presence and an avalanche of letters by Ms. Maloney’s supporters does not negate facts. Mark brings no “baggage” to Position No. 2 and therefore, no distractions.

I love seeing democracy at work and I sincerely hope the orchestrated inundation of letters to The Mirror, on behalf of Ms. Maloney, will not cloud the citizenry’s perceptions. The letters are a desperate attempt to sway votes, nothing else.

And speaking of letters the ones supporting Mark demonstrate a higher caliber of professionalism, respectfulness, and discernment by their authors. Mexicans have a saying, “Tell me who you’re with and I’ll tell you who you are.”

I’m persuaded that in the long run Mark will best serve the community.

Jess Salazar, Federal Way


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