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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 George Floyd's death
June 2, 2020

What happened to George Floyd was evil and justice is being pursued. 

Over the past several days, demonstrators have marched peacefully, reacting to a reality that many of us have been unwilling to confront. Their protests are the latest in our hallowed American tradition of peaceably assembling, of speaking freely, and of petitioning the Government for a redress of grievances, and I whole-heartedly support these constitutional expressions of our rights. 

To peaceful protesters, I hear you. Let’s continue to instill reforms, so justice can serve those to whom it has long been denied. 

However, nearby these peaceful protesters have been instigators whose only goal is to bury solemn speech and lawful demonstrations beneath an ugly mound of violence, vandalism, and the looting of anything that might feed their own greed.

To instigators, your selfishness has undermined a people's demand for dignity, and you’ve become a cog in the apparatus of oppression, racism, and violence that you no doubt claim to be fighting against. Shame on you.

I hope that those responsible for the violence and vandalism we have seen are held accountable through our justice system for the damage they've done to people, to property, and to a movement that's already shouldered more damage than many of us can fathom. Even more than that, I hope that what is planted after this unrest are seeds that can blossom into a system that recognizes the dignity of each and every person, every human being, not just in Washington but throughout our nation.

In Federal Way, I am proud to have witnessed over the past few days our local law enforcement supporting the peaceful protests in our city and reaffirming their commitment to holding themselves accountable. There is always room for improvement. I am here to listen to what new steps we can take together to make this city more welcoming and supportive to everyone who lives and works here calling for change.

Stay safe. Be kind. Thank you.

Initiative aims to protect renters from eviction
Haley Donwerth | May 31, 2019

Federal Way City Council members Martin Moore and Jesse Johnson are supporting the Just Cause Evictions Initiative.

“It’s our job to make sure everybody is taken care of,” Moore said, noting he’s supporting this initiative to ensure people have a roof over their heads…Right now, the city doesn’t have an aggressive policy when it comes to renter evictions, Moore said.”

Read more at : http://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/initiative-aims-to-protect-renters-from-eviction/

Seattle mayor slams Federal Way for sending homeless out of city
Haley Donwerth and Carrie Rodriguez | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Council member Martin Moore agreed that Durkan’s comments were allegedly unfounded. Moore reminded Durkan that Seattle does benefit from Federal Way constituents’ tax dollars since Federal Way is part of King County.

“Seattle has continued to throw millions of valuable taxpayer dollars at unsuccessful policies that fail to address the root issues of homelessness,” Moore said in an email. He also said he found it ironic the Seattle mayor, who has spoken against building a border wall, “seems to be creating her own wall.”

Moore said Durkan should be as open to helping her regional neighbors as she is to helping those outside the U.S. “Instead of building a wall around Seattle, and unwillingly providing temporary services to the homeless from around our shared county, I invite her to be an active partner to South King County,” he said.

Despite this, Moore said Federal Way and Seattle have a working relationship and they share resources regardless of what city those resources are located in.

Read more: http://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/seattle-mayor-slams-federal-way-for-sending-homeless-out-of-city/

HUMANIZING HOMELESSNESS: Survival mode in Federal Way
Olivia Sullivan | January 31, 2019

During his first term, council member Martin Moore proposed an idea connecting homeless individuals with necessary jobs and resources, with emphasis of targeting the panhandlers that occupy many of Federal Way’s street corners.

The city’s Homelessness Task Force recently released its report that recommended such a program. The report outlines a trial program that provides panhandlers with “a chance at change in life” by completing cleanup work around the city in exchange for payment and a free meal. The report states the trial run would cost approximately $50,000 and would be in partnership with a local nonprofit.

While the process and logistics still need to be analyzed by Federal Way’s Parks and Human Services divisions, Moore is hopeful to see these items come to fruition, he said.

“It’s very imperative that we get them off the streets and connected to services and get them jobs,” Moore said.

“Not only are we wrapping our arms around them, but we’re empowering them and we continue to build a strong city …,” he said about the potential job opportunity program. “We need to take care of their needs as a community and equip them with tools and resources and get them off the street [so they can] become a productive member of society.”

Read more at: https://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/survival-mode-in-federal-way/

Politics delay contract with homeless shelter Mary’s Place declines controversial grant money from Federal Way
Haley Donwerth, Federal Way Mirror | January 12, 2019

One of the reasons Councilmember Martin Moore wanted to table to vote for two weeks was because of the concern voiced by the 30th District state legislators in the Mirror’s previous article about the $100,000 grant money. “Our relationship with our legislators is so important,” he said.

Read more at: http://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/politics-delay-contract-with-homeless-shelter/

Roegner’s  Annual awards for 2018 
Bob Roegner, Federal Way Mirror | January 4, 2019

The “I found my voice” award goes to council member Martin Moore, who has been known mostly for pandering to Ferrell, and any voters in attendance at City Council meetings. But Moore finally found his own voice and joined other council members in pushing back on Ferrell’s attempt to bully the council on budget priorities.

Read more at: http://www.federalwaymirror.com/opinion/annual-awards-for-2018/

Federal Way Council approves 2019-2020 budget
Haley Donwerth, Federal Way Mirror | December 10, 2018

“Martin Moore expressed concerns with the budgets, saying he didn’t feel the council had done enough for the at-risk youth in the community.

“Who’s gonna fight for them? Does this budget reflect that? No,” Moore said. Like Johnson, Tran and Honda, Moore also said he did not feel the budget properly addressed some of the city’s priorities.

…Moore made a motion to amend the budget before it was passed and take $25,000 of overtime from the police budget to put towards the FWYAT for 2019.”

Read more at: http://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/federal-way-council-approves-2019-2020-budget/


Current Appointments and Regional Representation 


  • Member - Land Use and Transportation Committee (LUTC)
  • Public Issues Committee SCA (PIC)

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


  • Excecutive Director, Audiobook Ministries
  • Guest Teacher Federal Way Public Schools


  • 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:

  • Land Use and Transportation Committee (LUTC), Member
  • Public Issues Committee (PIC) Sound Cities Assoc., Member

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/CouncilmemberMartinMoore 

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

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