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Reminder: Port of Seattle candidates forum in Broadview tonight

Remember, the Broadview-Bitter Lake and Greenwood community councils are co-hosting an election forum of Seattle Port Commissioner candidates from 7-8 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at Broadview United Church of Christ, 325 N. 125th St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Candidates attending:

  • Seat 1: Ryan Calkins
  • Seat 3: Ahmed Abdi and Stephanie Bowman
  • Seat 4: Preeti Shridhar and Peter Steinbruek

The Port of Seattle is a special purpose government entity with an annual operating of budget of $620 million, partially funded by King County property taxes. A major driver of growth and development, it is estimated that the Port generates over 200,000 jobs and $20 billion in business revenue for the region each year.

Three of the Port’s seats will be on your ballot this November. This means your votes will set the direction of the Port for the next several years. The Port is managed by an elected board of five commissioners. There are three seats on the ballot this November, so the outcome will have considerable impact on the direction the Port takes in the next several years.