With a seemingly new low in tactics this past election season, many of you won’t be surprised to find that there were several “worsts,” but you may be surprised to find that there were some “bests.”
o the average citizen, the job of mayor looks easy. It’s not. It’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No vacations, and time with your family is rare. It’s a job you can’t really appreciate unless you have done it.
This is the second part of a column on Federal Way’s historic race for mayor.
With interviews over several months with the candidates, others close to the campaigns, and with an educated guess or two, we can take readers behind the political veil — and take a closer look at this historical election.
I know most of you are glad that the election is finally over. Some of the races got downright ugly and lacked the decorum we would like our candidates and officeholders to exhibit.
The public’s message in last week’s election was pretty much “NO” to everything as they took out their frustration with the economy on candidates for office and government in general.
The economy has been the hottest topic in this year’s election.
This is the second column of election picks as selected by a consensus of my political experts. As always, if they are wrong, they can be replaced by other experts who might be just as wrong. But it is fun anyway.
Can anything save the Democrats this year?
Last week, the Federal Way Mirror and the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored a debate for the candidates for the state Legislature that was both informative and lively.
While the tone had already been set a few weeks ago, those who wanted some sizzle added to the race for Federal Way mayor got it last week at the first public debate between candidates State Rep. Skip Priest and City Councilman Jim Ferrell.
“Money makes the world go around, the world go around.” So sings Joel Grey in the movie “Cabaret,” set in 1930s Berlin. Eight decades later, it is still true, but in today’s governmental parlance, it’s the “budget” that makes the world go around.
Last November, the voters selected Dow Constantine as the new non-partisan King County Executive and Mike McGinn as the new mayor of Seattle.
The preliminaries are over, and either State Rep. Skip Priest or City Councilman Jim Ferrell will be the first full-time separately elected mayor of Federal Way.
But with economic woes and an unhappy electorate, many pundits are predicting a red tide that will sweep Republicans back into office.
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