NOVEMBER 6, 2013

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Bacon winning fifth Tacoma port commission termVeteran Port of Tacoma Commissioner Connie Bacon was winning her bid to retain her seat in early election returns Tuesday night. 

Barnes, Moak in lead for Port of Kennewick commission seatsDon Barnes and Tom Moak may get the chance to lead the charge on redeveloping Vista Field and Columbia Drive. 

McAleer easily defeats DelaBarrePort of Port Angeles commissioner candidate Colleen McAleer was victorious over Del DelaBarre on Tuesday night after the first general election ballots were counted in the countywide race. 

Clinefelter, Hanke leading for commissionerBrad Clinefelter took the lead Tuesday night over Peter Quinn in the race for the Port of Port Townsend’s District 2 commissioner seat, while challenger Pete Hanke was well ahead of incumbent Leif Erickson for the port’s District 3 position 

Port of Pasco resultsPort of Pasco commission President Jean Ryckman led with 3,516 votes or 67 percent as of Tuesday evening in her bid to keep her seat. 

Incumbents look to victory cruise in Port Commission raceFour incumbents on the Port of Seattle Commission appeared to be surviving their re-election challenges Tuesday night. 

Kowalczyk has slim lead in Port of Bellingham raceRenata Kowalczyk was leading Dan Robbins by a slim margin in the race to replace 22-year incumbent Scott Walker in the Port of Bellingham commission’s District 1 seat. 

Port commission: Gunn leading Davis in potential upset of the nightPort of Olympia District 3 commission candidate Sue Gunn was leading Commissioner Jeff Davis on Tuesday night, a potentially stunning win for a challenger who raised about half the money the incumbent did.

 

LAND USE 

Port of Tacoma wants new proposals for two key industrial tractsThe two sites are the 745-acre Maytown property in Thurston County and the 60-acre former Kaiser aluminum smelter site on the Tacoma Tideflats.

 

MISC 

Two explosions at the Port of Moses Lake were on purpose for trainingTwo 40-pound explosives were set off Monday afternoon as part of a “prequel” to a military emergency response operation.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Inslee has tall order for lawmakers in special session Gov. Jay Inslee wants the Legislature to pass a $10 billion transportation-tax package within a week as part of a special session that’s also supposed to extend tax breaks for the aerospace industry. But that may not be realistic.

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