I have had the distinct pleasure of working with, working for Commissioner Bill McGregor during his career in the port industry. I have found him to be understanding and kind, as well as fair in all his dealings. He has the best interest of the people of Thurston County in mind. He is conscience of the environment, the workers and of the economic vitality of the community. The Port of Olympia is not only the Port of Thurston County but of Mason, and Lewis County, in as much as it is the southernmost port in Puget Sound and serves as the gateway for products from these counties.
The citizens of Thurston County deserve a person who seeks decisions on how to make the Port of Olympia an economic engine and a better port for the region.
Commissioner Bill McGregor deserves credit for shaping the future for the last decade. The Small Cities program which supports Yelm, Tenino, Rainier and Bucoda, economic development the donation of land to LOTT for performing waste water treatment services, the sale of Port property to the Hands on Children’s Museum which is one of the region’s great children’s destinations, absorbing the all-volunteer Harbor Patrol into the Port’s budget, master planning for the airport industrial properties and the associated work on a Habitat Conservation Plan with Tumwater, as well as support for family wage jobs such as the lease of a union hall for the ILWU.
A vote for Commissioner Bill McGregor in November is well-deserved.