37 Port Commissioners Endorse Bill Bryant for Governor
Today, we're pleased to announce that 37 port commissioners throughout Washington State are endorsing Bill Bryant in his race for Governor.
A letter signed by 37 port commissioners, who represent ports from across Washington State, declares Bryant has worked to “deliver services while adding to cash reserves and cutting property taxes”, that he “worked with port commissioners from Vancouver to Everett to Moses Lake and Mattawa on transportation issues’, “worked with commissioners from Port Angeles to Chelan to Walla Walla on initiatives to expand tourism” and has worked with port commissioners to save Puget Sound while protecting maritime jobs.
The letter commends Bill Bryant for his role in consolidating the seaports of Tacoma and Seattle into a single enterprise, stating, “Seeing it was needed took vision. Pushing it forward despite obstacles took persistence and leadership.”
The letter states that the commissioners signing it are excited to endorse Bryant’s candidacy for governor and will work to elect him.
As port commissioners from across Washington State we are excited to endorse Bill Bryant’s candidacy for governor and will work to elect him.
After being elected to the King County/Seattle Port Commission in 2007, Bill immediately set to work delivering on commitments he made during his campaign.
As someone who built his own company, Bill is fiscally conservative, so he dug into the port’s budget and found ways to deliver services while adding to cash reserves and cutting property taxes.
Bill worked with port commissioners from Vancouver to Everett to Moses Lake and Mattawa on transportation issues that supported middle class agricultural, maritime, aviation and industrial jobs.
Bill has worked with commissioners from Port Angeles to Chelan to Walla Walla on initiatives to expand tourism in Washington State.
He has coordinated with ports all around Puget Sound on efforts to save the Sound while protecting maritime jobs.
And, Bill exercised real leadership over the last six years by consistently encouraging Seattle and Tacoma port commissioners to negotiate a plan to consolidate the seaports of Tacoma and Seattle. That decision to modernize government will preserve Washington State’s global competitiveness and keep jobs here. Seeing it was needed took vision. Pushing it forward despite obstacles took persistence and leadership.
From fiscal responsibility to tourism promotion to transportation to environmental protection, Bill has demonstrated he understands the issues and is the kind of leader who can pull people together to get results. Bill Bryant is the kind of leader we need as our governor.
Signed by Commissioners:
Bob Eberle, Port of Anacortes
Bill Short, Port of Anacortes
Roy Keck, Port of Benton
Robert Larson, Port of Benton
Jane Hagarty, Port of Benton
Larry Stokes, Port of Bremerton
Axel Strakeljahn, Port of Bremerton
Jack Bailey, Port of Brownsville
J C Baldwin, Port of Chelan
Mark Anders, Port of Chehalis
Mark Spurgeon, Port of Douglas
James Huffman, Port of Douglas
David Preston, Port of Edmonds
Jim Orvis, Port of Edmonds
Jack Thompson, Port of Grays Harbor
Skip Novakovich, Port of Kennewick
Bob Bagaason, Port of Longview
Wayne Sahli, Port of Mattawa
Glenn Leland, Port of Mattawa
Kent Jones, Port of Moses Lake
Bill McGregor, Port of Olympia
Ron Reimann, Port of Pasco
Jim Klindworth, Port of Pasco
John Calhoun, Port of Port Angeles
Curt Morris, Port of Quincy
Joe Melroy, Port of Ridgefield
Scott Hughes, Port of Ridgefield
Kristi Buck, Port of Shelton
Connie Bacon, Port of Tacoma
Dick Marzano, Port of Tacoma
Don Meier, Port of Tacoma
Jerry Oliver, Port of Vancouver
Nancy Baker, Port of Vancouver
Brian Wolfe, Port of Vancouver
Mike Frederickson, Port of Walla Walla
Ron Dunning, Port of Walla Walla
John Love, Port of Whitman
For a copy of the full release and letter: [click here]