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August 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Bowman with big lead, Wolfe in second in bid for Seattle Port Commission seat

Appointed Seattle Port Commissioner Stephanie Bowman jumped  to a commanding victory, winning nearly two-thirds of the Tuesday vote in a three-way race.

Michael Wolfe, with 18.5 percent of the vote, was leading Andrew Pilloud, with 14.9 percent, in the competition for a berth in the November general election. Bowman won 65.9 percent of the preliminary vote.

Bowman, executive director of the nonprofit Washington Asset Building Coalition and former manager of federal government affairs for the Port of Tacoma, was appointed in April to fill the the vacancy created when Rob Holland resigned from the Port Commission. She has called for more cooperation among Washington’s ports.

Wolfe, director of sales for Seattle mobile-app company Useadeal.com and chair of the 37th District Democrats, said that as the only candidate with experience in the travel and tourism industries,  he had the background to build business at Sea-Tac Airport and serving cruise lines.

Pilloud, a software engineer for EMC Isilon and a one-time Ron Paul campaign worker, advocated a focus on job creation at the port and less intrusive airport-security screening.

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