Meet councilmember Martin Moore

Martin was adopted at the age of eight from Sofia, Bulgaria and arrived in Federal Way in 1992. His parents, both educators, instilled in him the importance of putting others before yourself and giving back to your community.

Martin attended Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church, where he was an Altar Server and now attends Saint Vincent DePaul Parish. He attended Federal Way public school before enrolling in Saint Martin’s University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Following his college graduation, Martin returned to Federal Way and continued his community service as a Federal Way Parks and Recreation Commissioner since 2007. In addition, he served in the Federal Way Public Schools AmeriCorps program from 2009 to 2011, where he tutored, led after-school programs, and helped at-risk students towards the goal of attending college.

In 2013, he was elected to the Federal Way City Council where he has championed the building of the Performance Arts and Convention Center, bringing a college campus to the city, pushing the city to hire more people with disabilities, and passing responsible budgets. He currently sits on the Finance, Economic Development and Regional Affairs Committee; and the Parks, Recreation, Human Services, and Public Safety Committee.

As the next State Representative for the 30th district, he will work to make college more affordable; reform our schools and invest more money in them so that our kids are adequately prepared for the challenges they will face; make government more efficient and effective; and pass a transportation package that both invests more in our crumbling roads, and restores the public’s trust in WSDOT through vital reforms to the department.