Moore seeks re-election to Federal Way City Council

Martin Moore has served on the Federal Way City Council since 2013.

Federal Way City Council member Martin Moore. Courtesy photo

Federal Way City Council member Martin Moore. Courtesy photo

Councilmember Martin Moore is seeking re-election to the Federal Way City Council Position 6.

“I’ve had the pleasure of serving as your councilmember for the last eight years, and I’m excited to be running for re-election,” Moore said. “A major focus of my work has been putting aside politics and working with fellow community members and colleagues to get things done for Federal Way.”

Moore will continue working to help the city and its citizens overcome the profound impacts created by COVID-19.

“Our local businesses, our neighbors’ jobs, our community’s youth, and our city’s finances have all been affected,” Moore said. “There’s a lot of work to do, and I believe my experience on the council and my relationships in Federal Way will be a great boost to our recovery efforts.”

As we progress on the road to recovery, Moore will keep looking for ways to jump-start the economy and help families get back on their feet.

His goal: To build on his history of partnering with local businesses on job-creating initiatives, working closely with labor on a municipal apprenticeship ordinance, and securing much-needed financial assistance for small business owners, renters, and families and students that lacked the online access critical to working and learning through the pandemic.

With recent events putting a spotlight on public safety, Moore is calling for a new approach to policing that includes adequate staffing, appropriate training, cultural awareness, racial sensitivity, and citizen oversight.

“We need to make sure we have enough police to protect our growing population, but we also need a department that recognizes our socially and culturally diverse community and grows the trust necessary for effective community policing.”

Moore will also continue working to promote inclusion and bipartisanship from the council dais and on making sure people, not politics, are the primary concern of city leaders.

“I have a proven record of ensuring that all voices can be heard and that everyone can have a seat at the table,” said Moore, who spearheaded Federal Way’s historic Pride Month proclamation and introduced measures celebrating the contributions of Native Americans, disability employment, and adoption awareness on Federal Way’s wonderfully diverse makeup.

Moore pledges to continue supporting our youth and those with disabilities, pushing for public safety reform, and fighting against dangerous drugs as he did when he led the way on banning heroin injection sites from Federal Way’s borders.

“Above all else,” Moore said, “I will continue to listen, learn, and put people over politics so we can get things done.”

Moore is a Bulgarian immigrant who was adopted and brought to Federal Way at the age of 8. He attended Federal Way schools and has been an active member of the community for decades, volunteering for numerous nonprofits, community organizations, and city commissions.

Immensely appreciative of the opportunities provided to him as an adoptee, Martin and his wife Sarah recently adopted a newborn baby boy — he welcomes tips on how to help a baby sleep through the night.

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