Letters to the Editor

ELECTION: 30th District candidate's a rarity

Teri Hickel, candidate for 30th District representative, only comes rarely to a community. As a bright star, she became Puyallup High School’s Daffodil Festival princess in 1978. She was an achiever and a winner.

The mother of two girls and wife of former state representative Tim Hickel, she thought about her girls’ future and what she could do. She joined Citizens for Federal Way Schools and, for 20 years, fought for the future of Federal Way’s children.

Her reputation attracted Advancing Leadership, and she was asked to be its executive director. For 15 years her energy transformed more than 800 participants into city leaders, police chiefs, fire chiefs, school board members and service club presidents. Student body presidents experienced successful futures.

Hickel joined the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce, and her connections as interim CEO helped shape the city of Federal Way.

Her community awards include Federal Way’s “Key to the City,” Federal Way School District’s outstanding volunteer (four times), Seattle Seahawks Community Quarterback award, Community Garden’s Golden Shovel and a nomination for citizen of the year.

Make Teri Hickel your 30th District state representative.