City of Federal Way, Council Position No. 4 Candidates

Daniel Miller

Education: Bachelors Degree Business Administration/Marketing Western Washington University

Occupation: Delivery Driver and Business Manager Family Limited Partnership

https://www.kentreporter.com/opinion/city-and-school-board-races-highlight-local-elections-roegner/

Statement:

 

My name is Daniel Miller, I am running for the Federal Way city council position 4 because I support the Federal Way Police. I believe Public safety, crime prevention, and police protection are the most important functions of city government.  Any effort to defund the police department or undermine them is wrong.

Police need to be defended not defunded.  I grew up in Federal Way.  I graduated from Federal Way High School in 1985.  Federal Way doesn't need to become another Seattle.  Federal Way needs to have a healthy environment that promotes business, and our residents feel safe.

Businesses have suffered financially this past year due to the pandemic.  Some have even shut down completely.  The vacant store fronts are evidence of this.  Only a community that is business friendly, and our citizens can live and be safe will Federal Way thrive economically. Please vote for Daniel Miller positon 4.

Katherine Festa

Education: Associates of Arts, North Seattle Community College

Occupation: Housing Coordinator, King County Department of

Community and Human Services

https://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/festa-announces-candidacy-for-fw-city-council/

Statement:

 

I am housing expert that advocates for vulnerable and marginalized populations. As COVID 19 left so many without jobs, I’m working with tenants to help them stay housed. Keeping tenants housed is important to me. As a resident of Federal Way for over two decades, I dedicate my time to the causes that mean the most to me. Including serving on the Federal Way PDs Chief’s Call, Community Representative for I-940, Federal Way Human Services Commissioner, Federal Way Historical Society, and King County Native American Leadership Council Vice Chair.

I am a housing policy expert and a problem solver. I’m excited that Sound Transit is coming and with it Transit Oriented Development which are a great model to help our city become more vibrant and walkable. Transportation and Housing are important to our future.

I understand first-hand how to help our citizens with their ongoing struggles. I’d appreciate your vote.

Hoang Tran

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Washington

Occupation: Administrator, Economic Services Administration, Community Service Office (CSO)

https://www.cityoffederalway.com/page/councilmember-hoang-v-tran

Statement:

 

I am running for re-election because I want to ensure the progress we have made in the last four years continues to move forward. Focusing on Public Safety; Economic Recovery and revitalization of the Downtown core; Fiscal accountability; Affordable housing and reducing homelessness. 
 
Public safety has been and will continue to be my top priority while ensuring police reform is implemented. As Chair of the Finance and Economic Development and Regional Affairs Committee (FEDRAC), I will continue to work in collaboration with other council members, the mayor, business community and residents to better position our community as we begin to enter into the post Covid-19's economic recovery.  
 
I’m honored by the trust you have placed in me to be your voice on the council these past 4 years. I respectfully ask for your vote to continue serving you on the city council.