Bob Roegner

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Who will advance to the November election? | Roegner

Races underway across state and King County.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

The police department of the future | Roegner

Based on comments from elected officials and police, the Black Lives Matter movement is picking up political momentum just in time for the 2021-2022 budget… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Here’s how Federal Way can be an inclusive city | Roegner

Many white people believe we are an inclusive community and that we universally love our police department. However, that is not a view shared by… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Points of contention on police inquests in King County

Inquests frequently unfold against a backdrop of sadness and drama: Family members’ shock at the sudden loss of a loved one at the hands of… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Police reform sets the tone for 2020 elections

Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent move to name a task force to review racial justice and police reform set the tone for both a special session… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Defund the police department? What needs to change | Roegner

Our country is at a defining moment in our search for true equality. Another murder of a Black man at the hands of a white… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Police accountability lacking in Federal Way | Roegner

History continues to repeat itself as another black man dies at the hands of a white police officer. Could it happen here? It almost did!… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Democrats have the edge in WA’s 2020 elections

Last year, most political insiders thought 2020 would be a big Democratic year in our statewide elections and might be among the most exciting years… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Federal Way political action simmers amid COVID-19

District 30 seats are up for grabs.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Baruso appointed to Federal Way Council amid chaos

Baruso appointed to Federal Way Council amid chaos

There will be many other interpretations of the mayor’s actions, and this episode will have repercussions among the eight elected officials that run City Hall.

Baruso appointed to Federal Way Council amid chaos
State of the City

State of the City

Elections are next year, and with the high profile marketing for the event, the speech always sounds more like a “please vote for me” campaign kick-off.

State of the City
Welcome to Olympia Mr. Johnson

Welcome to Olympia Mr. Johnson

Sometimes making a law isn’t pretty, and by the time everybody weighs in, that great idea may look completely different.

Welcome to Olympia Mr. Johnson
19 want to join Federal Way City Council

19 want to join Federal Way City Council

The six remaining council members will decide who the new council member will be, and politics will play a role.

19 want to join Federal Way City Council
South King Fire and Rescue needs to think of public transparency

South King Fire and Rescue needs to think of public transparency

The “old boy’s club” that is our fire department doesn’t appear all that interested in having the taxpayers, who pay the bill, actually understand what is going.

South King Fire and Rescue needs to think of public transparency
Short legislative session turns left

Short legislative session turns left

With a progressive agenda including comprehensive sex education, clean fuel standards and gun violence, Democrats will need to be cautious about overreach.

Short legislative session turns left
Mayor’s style divides Federal Way community

Mayor’s style divides Federal Way community

Ferrell’s pattern of behavior is dividing the community in such a negative manner he needs to rethink his entire style if he hopes to be an effective leader.

Mayor’s style divides Federal Way community
Federal Way in 2030 or beyond

Federal Way in 2030 or beyond

Federal Way needs a community-wide shuttle bus system, interesting shops, better permitting and more.

Federal Way in 2030 or beyond
Federal Way public official awards for 2019

Federal Way public official awards for 2019

The “It’s the Right Thing To Do” Award goes to Mayor Ferrell as he agreed to fly the pride flag.

Federal Way public official awards for 2019
Intrigue and strategy of replacing Rep. Kristine Reeves

Intrigue and strategy of replacing Rep. Kristine Reeves

Although the new appointee for the vacant 30th District seat must be a Democrat, the alignment opens the door for political mischief.

Intrigue and strategy of replacing Rep. Kristine Reeves
Honor those who went before

Honor those who went before

These officials and many others served with distinction even on the occasions when you disagreed with them.

Honor those who went before