Bob Roegner

End of the year political awards: 2009 edition | Bob Roegner

I know you have all been holding your breath for my annual end of the year awards, so a little traveling music, please.To Pierce County… Continue reading

2009: A political odyssey | Bob Roegner

History will recall 2009 as a year of challenge, change, tragedy, and maybe hope for what the future brings.We started with the announcement that longtime… Continue reading

Election highlights: What did we learn? | Bob Roegner

Everyone knows the results of last month’s election.But we’re all still trying to figure out what it actually means.Dow Constantine was elected King County Executive… Continue reading

Transition to strong mayor | Bob Roegner

If you have been listening to all the talk around town, you know there’s been a lot of speculation and misinformation regarding the Federal Way… Continue reading

King County enters the Dow Constantine era | Bob Roegner

Fresh off a surprisingly decisive win over Susan Hutchison, new King County Executive Dow Constantine has moved quickly to start refashioning county government.His first appointment… Continue reading

The other mayor race in Federal Way | Bob Roegner

The race to become Federal Way’s first full-time separately elected mayor is at its genesis.Because the city council appears to be leaning toward an August-November… Continue reading

Who should run for Federal Way mayor? | Bob Roegner

It wasn’t an overwhelming victory or an easy victory, but a victory it was.With most of the votes counted, Accountability Comes to Town (ACT) has… Continue reading

Election 2009 and the status quo | Bob Roegner

There are big changes ahead in the King County Courthouse and possibly Federal Way City Hall.But the status quo remained in Kent and Auburn as… Continue reading

More Federal Way election picks | Bob Roegner

The races for Federal Way City Council have had to share center stage with the races for judge this year.Somewhat surprisingly, there have been no… Continue reading

Election picks and coin flips | Bob Roegner

Who’s going to win all these elections we’ve been following for the past several months?I’ve consulted with my usual cast of “experts,” interviewed most of… Continue reading

Superintendent Tom Murphy leaves big shoes to fill | Bob Roegner

On Tuesday, the announcement many had feared became reality.After 42 years in education, with 22 in Federal Way and 11 as superintendent, Tom Murphy is… Continue reading

City council candidates eye the prize | Bob Roegner

There are three seats on the Federal Way City Council up for election this year. Incumbents Jeanne Burbidge and Linda Kochmar are being challenged by… Continue reading

Judgment day approaches in Federal Way judicial race | Bob Roegner

In most cities, incumbent municipal judges run unopposed, or the races are uncomplicated low-key affairs — but not here in Federal Way.Four years ago, current… Continue reading

Elected mayor debate: Round two | Bob Roegner

Like the phoenix, the issue of what form of government we should have has risen again.Should we continue with Federal Way's current council-manager form, where… Continue reading

Federal Way School Board candidates provide clear contrasts | Bob Roegner

If education is your hot button, you’ll probably enjoy this year’s Federal Way School Board races.For several years, the school board had varying levels of… Continue reading

King County assessor race is all about name and message | Bob Roegner

The assessor’s office is a low-key King County agency that is usually only noticed around Valentine’s Day when the annual assessed value cards go out… Continue reading

Fall election lineup looks like a must-see | Bob Roegner

Up until now, the election focus has been on reducing the field of candidates through the primary process. Races for King County Executive, the Federal… Continue reading

One heck of a primary election | Bob Roegner

For the 70 percent of you who were otherwise occupied, we just had one very good primary election!Too bad you missed it because you may… Continue reading

Elected mayor, city council and a tangled political web | Bob Roegner

“Oh what a tangled web we weave” seems an apt description. An already difficult year for the Federal Way City Council got even worse last… Continue reading

Election action in FW: Judicial race steals the spotlight | Bob Roegner

The suburban hot spot this primary season has been right here in Federal Way.There are some interesting races elsewhere in King County, but nothing that… Continue reading