The Road Ahead for Representative Linda Kochmar
November 6 2012 — After a hard fought campaign, Linda Kochmar became Federal Way’s newly elected member to Washington’s State House of Representatives. Kochmar has a long record within her community including her 14 year service on the Federal Way city council, a stent as Mayor, and as Deputy Mayor.
At first glance, it seems that Kochmar would be a great pick for State Representative. Sadly, there are some barriers that she will need to overcome. When the Washington State House of Representatives reconvenes in January, Representative Kochmar will take her seat as a Freshman lawmaker. Her first job will be to make friends with members of her own party in order to get on a good committee and gain support to pass bills. Representative Kochmar ran as a member of the Republican party which holds the Minority in the State House. Can Representative Kochmar overcome the barriers to become a great lawmaker?