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November 5, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Incumbents leading in Port Commission races

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: Incumbent Port Commissioner John Creighton was holding a lead over Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis in Tuesday’s initial election results, and three other incumbents were also leading their challengers.

In initial returns, Creighton was leading 69 percent to 31 percent.

Voters were supporting two appointed commissioners, Courtney Gregoire and Stephanie Bowman. Gregoire was beating Socialist opponent John Naubert 83 percent to 17 percent, and Bowman was leading over former travel agent Michael Wolfe, 70 percent to 29 percent.

And commission president Tom Albro was holding a lead over his challenger, Eastside lawyer Richard Pope, with 58 percent of the vote to Pope’s 42 percent.

ORIGINAL POST: Four incumbents on the Port of Seattle Commission face re-election challenges today.

Commissioner John Creighton is up against Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis.

Courtney Gregoire and Stephanie Bowman, who were appointed to open seats this year, face John Naubert and Michael Wolfe, respectively.

Commission President Tom Albro is challenged by lawyer Richard Pope.

The four commissioners, along with Commissioner Bill Bryant, make up a commission eager to reinvent itself and gain clout after losing a high-profile battle against a proposed Sodo arena. The commissioners spent much of their campaigns arguing that the Port deserves more attention for its role in the local economy.

Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: Courtney Gregoire, John Creighton, John Naubert

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