Topic: Andrew Pilloud
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October 14, 2013 at 5:36 PM
The Port of Seattle says it will stop airing welcome messages at Sea-Tac Airport until after the November election following a complaint that they violate election laws.
Passengers heading from the parking garage to the terminal hear one of Seattle’s Port commissioners welcoming them to the airport, with a few facts about job creation and the Port’s 25-year plan. But now Andrew Pilloud, who lost a campaign for Port commissioner in the August primary, has filed four complaints with the state Public Disclosure Commission, saying the messages are basically free campaign ads for four commissioners running for re-election this year.
He filed complaints against the four on the ballot this year: John Creighton, Stephanie Bowman, Courtney Gregoire and Tom Albro. Port spokesman Jason Kelly said the Port will cooperate with any investigation and will stop playing the messages in the meantime.
And he said similar messages have played in the airport for about a decade.
August 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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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