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City of Federal Way

Council Position No. 5

Jack Walsh

Jack Walsh

1720 SW 326TH CT


(253) 335-8113

Education: B.A. in Communications, Brigham Young University
Occupation: CEO, Sub Zero Washington; Long-time Community Volunteer

It is an honor serving you. We are changing the direction of the city. Before my election, defunding the police had been discussed. Instead, we increased the number of officers. Rather than going along with the crime-tolerant attitude of the state and county, we acted to discourage the public use of drugs, sleeping on sidewalks, and stealing shopping carts. We continually work on cleaning up and discouraging homeless encampments. At the same time, we refer those impacted by addiction and mental illness to appropriate services.


The soon-to-open light rail brings challenges and opportunities to Federal Way. I am actively working to encourage businesses and healthy market-rate housing to locate here.


We are turning the ship, but still have far to go. I look forward to continuing to serve you as together we help Federal Way be a wonderful place to work, live, raise families and retire. I appreciate your vote.

Katherine Festa

Katherine Festa



(206) 261-3775


Education: Associates of Arts, North Seattle Community College
Occupation: Housing Coordinator, King County Department of Community and Human Services

As a regional housing advocate and Federal Way Human Services Chair, I see when our policies move neighbors in need into housing and health, and where they fall short. On the Council, I will leverage available funding to achieve measurable progress on homelessness and prioritize affordability for seniors and working families.


As a participant on the Federal Way Police Chief’s Advisory Call, I want to hire additional officers and crisis responders to reduce response times and ensure safety for all. And as a mom and longtime neighbor, I want to invest sustainably in infrastructure, preserve parks and open space, and prioritize accessibility and fiscal responsibility.


As your Councilmember, I will apply that experience and work everyday for affordability and opportunity for all. Let’s do it together! Endorsed: 30th LD & King County Democrats, Alliance for Gun Responsibility,  Senator Wilson, Representative Taylor & Reeves, Executive Constantine, and many more! 

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