I am supporting Joe Downing for Olympia port commissioner because I know him (15-plus years) to provide a fair and balanced approach to decision-making and policy development. Joe listens to other perspectives and considers input deliberately before moving forward. He does not jump to conclusions and understands that citizens have differing and far-ranging interests in port activities.
He understands business finance and knows that the port needs to be productive in order to support the farmers market, parks, and public and business usage.
Joe is a recreationalist, intelligent, and a centered human being who cares passionately about the port and will serve us well.