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Councilmember Martin A. Moore


Dear Neighbors, and Friends,

​I'm grateful for the second term you've given me, and I'm delighted I get to continue serving my community - our community - as your Federal Way City Councilmember. 

I love this city, and I couldn't be more excited about what it's become and the path we're on toward making a stronger, healthier community for our families and residents.

Solutions. Together. It's the theme I ran on and it's what my second term will be all about. I believe we're at our strongest when we come together as a community; when we work together to oversome any challenges we may face.  I cannot do this job on my own. Coming together and working together is the only way we'll achieve solutions like building better parks, building a stronger economy, advocating for working families, protecting our open spaces, and approaching our issues at their roots. I'm confident we can continue to move Federal Way forward and ensure our residents have opportunities they can embrace and that they deserve, whether they're opportunities to work or play right here in the best city in the South Puget Sound region.

If there's anything I can do to be of service to you, don't hesitate call or email me.  Thank you again for the opportunity to serve you and to keep realizing my dreams of passionate public service.  


Councilmember Martin A. Moore
Federal Way City Council, Pos. 6


Councilmember Moore’s Statement on Deputy Mayor Appointment (1/2/2018)

At the January 2nd City Council meeting, Susan Honda was selected as the city's new Deputy Mayor, and the City Council's new de facto leader, on a narrow 4-3 vote. I voted for Lydia Assefa-Dawson because I see in Lydia the traits, skills, and history of leadership that we need in our Deputy Mayor. I have major concerns about Honda's ability to be an effective leader, but I am hopeful she will commit to earning the trust and respect of her collogues and rise to the opportunity presented - the opportunity to be a productive leader and a great asset for Federal Way. I am committed to working with her and with all of my Council colleagues to move forward on the critical initiatives needed to keep our city progressing, and I hope to find common ground between the Council, the Deputy Mayor, and the Mayor's office as we all advocate in good faith for solutions for our community.

Councilmember Moore’s Statement on Resolution Opposing Heroin Injection Sites in Federal Way (8/8/17):

7-0.  I am grateful for the passage of the resolution opposing heroin injection sites, proposed by the King County Council. We became a city so we could stop being the County’s dumping ground; so we could stand up and push back and have a voice in what happens in our community. Tonight, we used that voice, and we said as clearly possible, "No. Find another back yard. Find another city."

Thank you to everyone who attended tonight, and thank you to my Council colleagues for making sure this resolution passed swiftly. Leadership is not about making sure what needs to be done will be popular, and it's not about taking the safest road. Leadership is about doing what's right and hoping that others will join your fight.

Tonight is a great night, one in which we showed pride in calling Federal Way our home. It IS our home, and we ARE proud. And all of King County now knows it.

Councilmember Moore’s Statement on his “nay” vote for the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Study Proposal (7/18/17)

I share my constituents’ concerns with the high number of multi-family housing Federal Way is seeing. So many new residents arriving in such short bursts is already impacting our schools and roads, and we must truly consider the additional strain another influx will create. Additionally, we’re obligated to protect our critical lands, our environment, and our quality of life. Proposed projects near lands like Lakota Creek, which just had a major mudslide four months ago, demands a clear picture of their consequences. The Comprehensive Plan Amendment study proposal needs rigorous environmental and feasibility studies and a thorough addressing of resident and environmental concerns before I can, in good conscience, vote to approve it. It’s putting the cart before the horse to fast-track development into important areas without responsible and responsive consideration, and our future generations will be the ones who pay for our haste.

Councilmember Moore’s Statement on the Rep. Roger Freeman Memorial Award Announcement (12/7/16)

"I am pleased to announce that the Diversity Commission has been working hard to continue to honor the legacy of the late, Rep. Roger Freeman. I am proud that our city has gotten behind  this award which recognizes young leaders who have found their voice by fighting for justice, diversity, equality and being a servant leader.  As long as I am the people's Councilmember, I look forward to working with the Diversity Commissions and supporting our community by recognizing our young scholars who embody the values and ideals of a beloved man who has taught us so much."

Councilmember Moore's statement on the latest gun violence in our community (5/10/16)

The violence that has occurred recently in our community is on all our minds and, while it breaks my heart that this is taking place in our great town, please know that your City Councilmembers and Mayor are focused on the issue. As your Councilmember, I will be working hard to solve this problem by investing in our youth, identifying ways to address drug-related violence, and carefully considering increasing our public safety resources as well. Our population is growing and I want to be certain that we have enough police officers to keep our community safe.


Current Appointments and Regional Representation                                         

  • Chair, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)
  • Parks, Recreation, Human Services & Public Safety Committee (PRHSPSC)
  • Sound Cities Policy Issues Committee, Alternate

Former Regional Representation

  • MIDD - Mental Illness Drug Dependency Oversight Committee

Community Service

  • AmeriCorps Member with the Federal Way Public Schools 2009-2011
  • Parks and Recreation Commissioner 2007-2013
  • REACHOUT Volunteer
  • FUSION Volunteer
  • Monday Night Community Suppers
  • Saint Vincent DePaul Parish Volunteer


  • Development Director, Saint Vincent De Paul School


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2007
  • Graduate of  Decatur High School, 2003


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.

Martin is a very proud uncle to a three-year-old nephew, Milo, and a niece, Rowan. He wants to make Federal Way a place where dreams can come true for their generation, just as it was for a child from Bulgaria years ago.  

Martin is married to Sarah (August 2016) and is currently working on his master degree in school guidance counseling through City University of Seattle.




Council Office Ph: 253.835.2401
Cell Phone: 253.653.3825
Council Fax: 253.835.2409

Committee Assignments:

  • Chair - Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)
  • Parks Recreation, Human Services & Public Safety Committee (PRHSPS), Member
  • Public Issues Committee (PIC) Sound Cities Assoc., Alternate

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/CouncilmemberMartinMoore 

Terms in Office
November 2013: Elected to Council
November 2017: Re-Elected to Council

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