NOVEMBER 4, 2015


A dozen years ago, neighbors fought Sea-Tac Airport expansion. This time things are different

Steve Wilhelm, November 3, 2015, Puget Sound Business Journal

The lure of jobs outweighs worries about noise as leaders of surrounding cities consider ambitious growth plans at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

It helps that Port of Seattle officials aren’t planning to build new runways or expand the airport’s perimeter.
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Incumbent Bill Shuler leading Port of Skagit race

Aaron Weinberg, November 4, 2015, GoSkagit

Incumbent Bill Shuler had a substantial lead in the Port of Skagit commissioner position 3 race over Pola Kelley after preliminary results were released Tuesday night.

Shuler is leading with 68 percent of the votes, while Kelley has 32 percent.

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Landslide win for Wilson in Port of Longview race

Marissa Luck, November 4, 2015, The Daily News

Longview businessman Jeff Wilson won a landslide victory Tuesday, his promise to reform the Port of Longview apparently resonating with voters.

Wilson captured 65 percent of the vote for a port commission seat in spite criticism by supporters of challenger Tony Filippello. They argued that Wilson had a potential conflict of interest because he owns land near the port’s Barlow Point property.

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Port of Olympia races: Downing leads Barner; Farmer-Zita race too close to call

Rolf Boone, November 3, 2015, The Olympian

The Port of Olympia Commission races produced two stories Tuesday night: an apparent winner in the District 1 race, and a District 3 race still up for grabs, according to early returns.

District 1 challenger Joe Downing appears to have unseated two-term incumbent George Barner, capturing about 59 percent of the vote to Barner’s 41 percent.

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Randy Sweet takes easy victory in Port of Kalama race

Marissa Luck, November 4, 2015, The Daily News

Incumbent Randy Sweet glided to victory in the race for Port of Kalama commissioner, winning 75 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s general election.

Tuesday’s unofficial count was 643 votes for Sweet, 203 for opponent Bruce Rader.

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LaBrant leads in Port of Vancouver race

Eric Florip, November 3, 2015, The Columbian

Voters favored Eric LaBrant as the newest Port of Vancouver commissioner during Tuesday’s election, according to early results.

LaBrant collected 56.17 percent of the votes counted as of Tuesday night, leading Lisa Ross, who has 43.21 percent. LaBrant led by 4,281 votes out of slightly more than 33,000 tallied so far. Another batch of results will be released today.

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Sound activist Fred Felleman leads in Port of Seattle race

By Coral Garnick, November 4, 2015, Seattle Times

Seattle Times business reporter

After decades of working in the maritime community as an environmental consultant and marine biologist, Fred Felleman was leading in the race to be the newest Port of Seattle commissioner.

Felleman was ahead of opponent Marion Yoshino, 56 percent to 43 percent, in Tuesday night returns for Position 5. The seat is now held by Bill Bryant, who is stepping down after eight years to run for governor in 2016.

The incumbent for Position 2, Courtney Gregoire, led with 85 percent against perennial candidate Goodspaceguy, who received 15 percent.

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Bozeman heading back to Port of Bremerton

Tad Sooter, November 3, 2015, Kitsap Sun

Cary Bozeman will return to the Port of Bremerton, this time as a commissioner.

The former port CEO defeated opponent John Poppe by a comfortable margin in Tuesday’s general election, earning 58.1 percent of the votes. He will replace District 1 incumbent Roger Zabinski on the three-member commission. Zabinski did not seek re-election.

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