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Council Position 7

Katherine Festa

Katherine Festa

1600B SW Dash Point Road PMG 407

Federal Way, WA 98023

(253) 332-8661

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

As a Housing expert working with vulnerable populations at King County, I’ve dedicated my career to public service. I know firsthand the challenges that local governments face when it comes to the housing shortages and affordability crisis. As a resident of Federal Way for over two decades, I’ve raised my sisters children right here in our schools. Outside of work, I dedicate my time to the causes that mean the most to me. Including serving on the Federal Way Police Department’s Chief Call, and volunteering with the Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking.


I’m a housing policy expert, not a career politician. I’m a problem solver. Sound Transit is coming, and we need a city council that will hold them accountable. The city’s budget should be accessible to residents. No veteran should be homeless. We deserve a leader that understands and listens to our community’s concerns. I’d appreciate your vote.

Tony Pagliocco

Tony Pagliocco

PO Box 23581

Federal Way, WA 98093

(253) 617-0760

Education: Bachelor's in Computer Science, Arizona State University. Continuing Masters in Public Policy from UMass Dartmouth.
Occupation: Manager of Data Analytics Product Management team at Boeing

I’m not a politician, but I’ve been a problem solver in the tech industry for the last 20 years.  I value collaboration, rapid delivery, and being agile.  Being a commissioner on the Human Services and Civil Service commissions has taught me valuable lessons on how we can make better data-driven decisions. I want to help bring an independent voice to foster positive change but to accomplish this, we need new ideas, not the same old politics. 


I want to focus on having public safety resources levels that allow us to better engage in reducing crime, supporting human services, and more community engagement.  By showing we are strong on crime, yet compassionate to the community, we will be attractive to business and job growth. We need to invest in our growing and diverse community. 


I respectfully ask for your support this election.  Please visit my website for more info.

Linda Kochmar

Linda Kochmar

P.O. Box 3676

Federal Way, WA 98063

(253) 640-0469

Education: B.A. Degree - Marylhurst University,1966, Coursework toward Masters in Public Administration, Seattle University
Occupation: Nationally Certified Risk Manager (ARM), Substitute Teacher for FWPS

It was an honor to previously serve on the Federal Way City Council as well as a 30th District State Representative.  On the Federal Way Council, I was elected by my Colleagues as Deputy Mayor twice and then as Mayor in 2010.  As your 30th District State Representative, I was voted 2016 Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the State Sewer/Water Association. I worked hard for 18 years in the offices I held to be a voice of reason as well as an advocate for common sense and fiscal responsibility.  Voted Best City Leader in Federal Way twice, I tried to be a leader with integrity as well as an advocate for families.  I need your vote now so that I can work to help you with crime, homelessness, and job growth.


A vote for Linda Kochmar will return a Trusted Leader to the Federal Way City Council.

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