Port of Seattle Commissioners Endorse Governor Jay Inslee

Port Commissioners Creighton, Gregoire, Bowman, Felleman, and Former Commissioners Hara and Tarleton Endorse the Governor, Citing His Record on the Economy, Transportation, and the Environment

Seattle - Today, four of the five current members of the Port of Seattle Commission, as well as two former members, announced their endorsement of Governor Jay Inslee, citing his record boosting jobs, improving our transportation infrastructure, and protecting our environment.


The endorsers include current Commissioners John Creighton, Courtney Gregoire, Stephanie Bowman and Fred Felleman, as well as former Commissioners Lloyd Haraand Gael Tarleton. All of them, with the exception of Felleman, served with former Port of Seattle Commissioner and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant on the Port of Seattle Commission.


"Governor Inslee knows that if we are going to keep our economy moving, we need a transportation system that will keep our goods and people moving," said John Creighton, Port of Seattle President. "I support Governor Inslee because he brought Democrats and Republicans together to pass a bipartisan transportation package that will reduce traffic congestion and improve freight mobility. He's shown leadership on the issues I care about, and has been an incredible partner to the maritime industrial community. Jay Inslee is the right choice for Governor."


"With Governor Jay Inslee, I know we have someone in the Governor's office who has been and will be focused on building a stronger economy here in Washington, promoting and expanding international trade, as well as maintaining and protecting our natural environment. And he's made incredible progress on those shared values," said Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle Commissioner. "The Port of Seattle and the businesses that depend on it would benefit from Governor Inslee's continued leadership in Olympia."


"It is my honor to endorse Governor Inslee’s re-election," said Fred Felleman, Port of Seattle Commissioner. "Throughout his public service, and especially as governor, Jay Inslee has positioned Washington State to lead the nation in the pursuit of renewable energy technology. If you care about protecting Puget Sound, fighting climate change, creating good paying jobs, and protecting our quality of life, Jay Inslee is the right choice for governor.”