Federal Way’s Rep. Linda Kochmar to seek re-election

Rep. Linda Kochmar - Contributed
Rep. Linda Kochmar
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State Rep. Linda Kochmar announced Monday that she will seek re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives in the 30th District, Position 1.

Elected Best City Leader by the readers of the Federal Way Mirror in 2008 and 2010, Kochmar said she has a proven track record of listening to the people of this community and acting responsibly on their behalf. She is especially interested in providing an environment in which small businesses can thrive, because we all benefit when small business succeeds.

“It is a privilege to serve the citizens of the 30th District, and I would be honored to continue to do so in Olympia,” said Kochmar, R-Federal Way, adding “I have always worked hard to provide the best for our community by making fiscally responsible decisions. I am concerned about our families who are struggling to survive in this down economy, about our schools that are facing severe funding issues, transportation, and jobs.”

Kochmar said she is a proven leader in the city of Federal Way, where she served as mayor, deputy mayor, chair of all City Council committees, and was elected twice by her colleagues as the chair of the Suburban Cities Public Issues Committee.

As a member of the House, Kochmar serves on the following state committees: Transportation, Technology, Local Government, Business, Insurance and Finance, as well as the Statewide Executive Steering Committee on Human Trafficking.

The budget challenges in Olympia demonstrate the need for Kochmar’s continued service, leadership and dedication, she said. Kochmar noted she can make the tough decisions needed to reduce government regulations, control spending, get the budget deficit under control and help create new jobs.

She believes that in these uncertain times, strong leadership is needed in Olympia for our state to move in the right direction. She knows that the people need leaders they can trust to lead by working collaboratively with others.

Kochmar would be honored to continue serving the citizens of the 30th District.


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