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Snohomish County Port of Everett Commissioner District 1

4-year term in counties with over 100,000 population; 4 or 6 year term in smaller counties. Salary varies with district. The Port District is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the port facilities within its jurisdiction. The commission sets the general policies of the district, which are implemented by the hired professional Port Director and the professional staff. One of commission's main duties is the adoption of the district's budget and proposal of any port levies to be placed on the ballot to the people. The commission sets policies and approves all spending via the budget, whether for operations or capital items or public facility maintenance and improvements. The council also sets salaries for district employees.

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    Bruce Fingarson
    (NP)

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    David Simpson
    (NP)

Biographical Information

Why did you decide to run for this position?

What are three major issues facing the port?

How do you want to address these issues?

What part should your district play in your area’s environmental health?

How, if at all, will the changing climate affect your port and its environs?

What experiences have you had that prepares you for this position?

Phone (425) 259 2423
Email brucefingarson.campaign@gmail.com
Town where you live Everett
Experience (300 characters max) Current Port Commissioner , Nov. 2017- Present The Boeing Company 1978- 2014.
My background and experience qualifies me to continue to be a Port of Everett Commissioner. My 36+ year career at The Boeing Company in Supplier Management (Procurement), holding a variety of positions provided me a solid business base. I have working knowledge of the total supply chain. I retired in 2014 from Boeing, my last position being Senior Leader responsible for managing the China and Korea contracts for all commercial airplane programs. As Port Commissioner for the last 18 months, my personal goal and mission would be to continue to be a great ambassador of the Port, communicating the Ports mission and strategic initiatives and how it benefits its citizens and customers, as well as how it maintains a healthy economic portfolio.
Maintaining a healthy business for the port’s Marine Terminals Division. The Everett’s Marine Terminals is in a niche market that focus’s on oversize containers and bulk hardware. Maintaining this competitive edge in the future maintain and grow Jobs at the Port. Planning for the future. Transforming the Ports central district from a warehouse and lumber mill sights to a destination area. Our central port district continues to expand with where businesses, apartments, hotels and public access can thrive. This expansion is causing traffic and parking issues as the popularity grows. Assuring the boat marina continues to be a desirable and popular destination. Continuing to manage properties that were once polluted and bring them back to life for future generations. The port strategic initiative to remediate historic contamination has cleaned up over 200 acre
Maintaining a healthy business for the port’s Marine Terminals Division - Steady, long term portfolio of clients. Keep our facilities updated with the latest equipment and technology. Continue to look for new and emerging markets and continue to work with The Boeing Company next generation Airplane. Planning for the future - Be nimble and understanding of our customers, tenants, and the citizens of the port. As the popularity of Waterfront Place increases, the port will need to manage the issues and problems. Today, the issue are traffic and parking, tomorrow there will be others. Manage properties that were once polluters - Continue to manage funding through state and federal grants and loans as projects are identified and resources become available. We also continue to hold the original polluters financially responsible for their share also.
As stated previously, environmental concerns is a key initiative of the Ports. The port takes great pride in being a leader and a model for ports in the state for environmental cleanup and stewardship.

I currently hold the Port Commissioner position. I was appointed from a field of 6 candidates in November, 2017 and believe this experience has provided me with insight and knowledge to continue to lead the port successfully. Additionally, I have a strong background in contracts, negotiating, and finance. While I was at Boeing, I was part of the team that worked to get the direct port of call into Everett for 777 airplane hardware coming from Japan. I understand the delicate partnership between unions, stevedores, steamship lines and the Port. I have a firm understanding of the total supply chain and logistics. I would appreciate your support. The port is continuing to clean up brownfields as new projects are identified.
All of our current plans and designs are addressing higher seas and stricter environmental laws will make businesses more challenging. That said, I believe the port is planning adequately.
I currently hold the Port Commissioner position. I was appointed from a field of 6 candidates in November, 2017 and believe this experience has provided me with insight and knowledge to continue to lead the port successfully. Additionally, I have a strong background in contracts, negotiating, and finance. While I was at Boeing, I was part of the team that worked to get the direct port of call into Everett for 777 airplane hardware coming from Japan. I understand the delicate partnership between unions, stevedores, steamship lines and the Port. I have a firm understanding of the total supply chain and logistics. I would appreciate your support.
Phone (425) 252-0700
Email davidsimpson38@gmail.com
Town where you live Everett, WA
Experience (300 characters max) Veteran, Delta Neighborhood Association, 38TH LD Democrats, SPEEA Member, Committee for Housing and Community Development, Everett Housing Authority Commission, Board of Directors Big Brothers Big Sisters, Board of Directors Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, Guardian Ad Litem
I’m seeking the Port of Everett Commission District 1 position because I want change in the culture and diversity with the Port Commission. We face big challengers demanding creative thinking and leadership to stay competitive.

I would like to work to see the port be better positioned to compete with other ports in the region like Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma and Portland. This would continue to make the port of Everett a great place for businesses like Boeing, the Military, and foreign countries like China, to do business; it would also contribute towards making the port of Everett the port of call for these entities to get their products to the market place.
1. Economic Development for family wages jobs 2. Revenue through quality expansion 3. Environmental Safeguards
1. I will advocate for family wage jobs and apprenticeship programs to guarantee a strong workforce. 2. Identify and pursue economic-development opportunities that Generate revenue through Port expansion 3. I will encourage our port to use other power resources to protect the climate and environment
Our port should make environmental health their number priority as the port expand to ensure the safety of the district people and its land as the port expands.
Due to fact that our port is a primary water base land usage environment there will be some changing climate affect impacts to our port. Our port should be ready to handle natural hazard events if they occur, as more ships use the port as a port of call. These ships will bring with them air pollution because of their emission. The port in their efforts to protect the environment should have policies in place to keep the environment safe as the port expands.
Former Everett City Council Member, State Representative 38th LD, Snohomish County Charter Review Commissioner Council District 2, Precinct Committee Office Everett #81, Everett Planning Commission, Everett Housing Authority Commission, Everett Cultural Commission, Boeing Manufacturing Engineer, Snohomish County Tomorrow Steering Committee, Legislative Members Fisheries, Ecology & Parks Committee.

Associate Arts & Science Degree, Everett Community College; Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Washington