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Category: Port Commission
March 27, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Port of Seattle commission selects finalists for Holland’s seat

The Port of Seattle Commission has selected seven finalists for an open position left when Rob Holland resigned earlier this month. Four of the finalists were previously finalists for a seat recently filled by Commissioner Courtney Gregoire. Gregoire replaced former commissioner Gael Tarleton, who was elected to the state House of Representatives in November. The…

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0 Comments | More in Port Commission | Topics: Gael Tarleton, Port of Seattle Commission, rob holland

February 26, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Albro proposes salary boost for Port of Seattle commissioners

Port of Seattle Commission President Tom Albro announced today his proposal to give port commissioners a $35,000 raise — from $6,000 a year to the annual salary paid to state legislators, a little more than $42,000 a year. Just to show he’s not trying to get rich, Albro said he will waive the salary for himself,…

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0 Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, Port Commission | Topics: Bill Bryant, Seattle Port Commission, Tom Albro

February 25, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Port of Seattle Commission plans back-to-back appointments

The Port of Seattle Commission is appointing a new member to replace commissioner Gael Tarleton early next month. Almost as soon as they appoint a new member from a field of six finalists, they’ll be short one commissioner again when Rob Holland’s resignation becomes effective March 15. So Commission President Tom Albro said the commission…

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0 Comments | More in Port Commission | Topics: Gael Tarleton, rob holland, Tom Albro

February 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM

About 30 people apply for open Port of Seattle seat

About 30 people applied to be appointed to a vacant seat on the Port of Seattle Commission. The deadline was Friday to submit an online application. One of the applicants will be appointed to the seat left vacant by Gael Tarleton, who was elected state representative. Voters will select a commissioner in November 2013, but…

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0 Comments | More in Politics Northwest, Port Commission | Topics: Courtney Gregoire, Gael Tarleton, Jan Drago

January 28, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: New Obama in, Palin out, Don Benton everywhere

Good Morning. New Obama in office: Many political observers are talking about President Obama’s inaugural address and how, in the second term, he may just  let his views  hang out there. He does seem to be developing new ways to maneuver around partisan gridlock. The latest example is gun control. Instead of calling up a bunch…

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0 Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, Port Commission, State Legislature | Topics: assault weapons ban, budget chairwoman, Don Benton