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

November 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Port puts off proposal to add personal assistants

Port of Seattle Commissioner Rob Holland put off indefinitely a proposal to allow commissioners to hire interns to act as personal assistants. At the port’s meeting this afternoon, Holland withdrew the budget amendment he had planned to introduce last-minute. He said he supports the proposal to have the five commissioners be able to hire…

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November 13, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Port commissioner Tarleton to step down to serve in statehouse

Seattle Port Commissioner Gael Tarleton announced today she plans to resign her position to serve as newly elected state representative in Seattle’s 36th District. Tarleton, the port commission’s president, won a hard-fought campaign against Noel Frame last week. Tarleton, who was first elected in 2007, was a leading voice this summer’s controversy over Port…

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September 6, 2012 at 7:00 AM

For arena supporters, conflict over Port CEO’s board position is nothing but net

Updated with a comment from Heather Weiner. A letter last week from 13 state Legislators questioning Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani’s new board position at Expeditors International was drafted by Heather Weiner, the state political director for the Teamsters. A forwarded e-mail to a state legislator shows the Teamsters were shopping around a draft…

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Comments | More in Basketball arena, homepage | Topics: arena, Gael Tarleton, Tay Yoshitani