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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Kochmar_coffeetalksNow that the 2013 sessions have ended, I am happy to be back in our district to meet with constituents, tour our neighborhoods and spend time with family. While I am home, the needs of our communities remains my top priority.

For those of you that may not have heard, I have opened a local office in Federal Way. The office was opened so that I could be more accessible to the constituents I serve.

I will be holding regular coffee sessions every Friday from 11 a.m. to noon. You can stop by and ask questions, share thoughts, express concerns and let me know what is important to you. I encourage you to participate and bring a friend!

The district office address is 930 S. 336th St., Suite A, Federal Way, WA 98003. For more information, call the office at (206) 429-2378. My legislative assistant, Joe Atkinson, will be happy to help you.

Public safety:

While out in our district, I talk to residents, and I hear time and time again how public safety is one of your biggest concerns. That is why I co-sponsored House Bill 1291, which helps victims of prostitution.

It is my goal to do everything I can to help local law enforcement. Special recognition goes to our Federal Way police force for everything they’re doing to crack-down on human trafficking, especially Brian J. Wilson, Federal Way’s chief of police. Their dedication led to the recent arrest of repeat sex trafficker Gary Turner, which was lauded by the Assistant U.S. Attorney. I hope that the arrest of criminals like Tanner will be even more even more frequent.

It is my goal to continue to pass tough public safety legislation that gives our law enforcement the resources they need to eradicate human trafficking in our community. You can learn more about other public safety bills I co-sponsored and my work this session by visiting my website.


Many of you may have read the recent article that was published in the Federal Way Mirror regarding my vote on a transportation funding package. If you haven’t had an opportunity, you can click here to read it. As I mention in the article, the Legislature can succeed and accomplish great things if we work together, and reject placing politics before people. I look forward to being part of the solution as we move our state forward and realize our great potential.


Linda Kochmar

State Representative Linda Kochmar, 30th Legislative District
122F Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7898 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000