Bob Roegner

Downtown Federal Way: What might have been | Bob Roegner

The recent Federal Way City Council discussions on a performing arts center have caused many in the community to ponder what might have been.Residents see… Continue reading

Huff wins wacky race for King County Elections Director | Bob Roegner

The “new” director of elections for King County is Sherril Huff.In this wacky, fun-filled election, it should be noted that Huff was also the “old”… Continue reading

Performing arts center: It’s all about timing | Bob Roegner

The tough times have hit the Northwest and along with it, Federal Way.News of layoffs at Washington Mutual, Weyerhaeuser, Boeing, Microsoft and King County occur… Continue reading

Race for elections director: Huff has the edge

“What in the world is this ballot for? And who are these people?”A friend asked me these two questions last week. So, I told him:… Continue reading

2009 Legislature: Watch that political sausage

Welcome to the 2009 edition of Washington’s citizen government.If you’ve never been to Olympia when the Legislature is in session, you should go. It is… Continue reading

County Executive race could get complicated

Who will be King County Executive January 1, 2010?That’s the question being asked from the courthouse to Olympia to Washington D.C., but the process that… Continue reading

Local and state politics: What to look for in 2009

As we say goodbye or in some cases good riddance to 2008, we wonder what 2009 will bring.In the nation’s capital, the Democrats have the… Continue reading

Bob Roegner’s 2008 political awards

Another year just about gone. But what a year it was!Nationally, change swept the nation as voter dissatisfaction turned a relatively unknown African-American senator from… Continue reading

Election humor: The lighter side of politics

As we pause for a couple of days to enjoy the holidays with family and friends, it’s a good time to reflect on the historic… Continue reading

Director of elections: The quest for integrity in King County

The public’s expectations for its elected officials are high.People expect honesty, integrity, sound character, mature judgment and tempered objective decision-making. They will accept, as a… Continue reading

Budget season in King County: Get ready to hyperventilate

The budget! The budget!Oh my goodness, the leaves are turning, it’s getting cold, and it’s time to order an extra 10 pounds of coffee because… Continue reading

Help wanted after historic 2008 election

Wow, there’s a lot of political maneuvering and speculation going on.

Parallels in history and hope: 1960 vs. 2008

“The torch has been passed to a new generation…”

King County elections: They ain’t over yet

For those of you who are glad the election season is over and think your life will return to normal for a year until the next election cycle, think again.

For those of you who are glad the election season is over and think your life will return to normal for a year until the next election cycle, think again.

Election ‘08: Voters swamp leaderless GOP

Nationally, the Democratic blue wave of change proved to be real as it swamped everything Republican in its path.

Nationally, the Democratic blue wave of change proved to be real as it swamped everything Republican in its path.

Commuter rail’s history goes back 20 years in King County

“Why have the Valley cities of Renton, Kent and Auburn had a commuter rail system for several years and we’re just now voting on the extension of rail from SeaTac to Federal Way?”

“Why have the Valley cities of Renton, Kent and Auburn had a commuter rail system for several years and we’re just now voting on the extension of rail from SeaTac to Federal Way?”

Election analysis: Economy will guide voters

Wow! What a dynamic and fast-changing political landscape we came through. Remember it because it’s historical.