Letters to the Editor

Joe Downing has the right experience for the port

Gwendoline Sowray

Olympia

I find it encouraging and exciting that Joe Downing is running for Olympia port commissioner. I know Joe to be an educated and experienced man of integrity who has a strong interest in the port. . When asked, he is informative and well versed in the workings of the port.

He is a man of honesty and ethic and has the ability and a strong understanding of what it takes to help make the port a really viable business in the transportation industry. Joe has a background that is ideal for this position in that he has spent six years on the Citizen’s Advisory Board for the port. With his strong background in economics, having achieved an MBA, he not only has transportation experience in private industry, but has also worked for almost a decade as a senior financial manager for the state.

He wants to see the port grow to create jobs for our community by utilizing all of the port properties to create economic vitality. I can only imagine that the community will be well served by having this forward thinking man voted onto the Port of Olympia Commission. Plus he is a really good man, a great guy, an excellent communicator and is very personable!

Gwendoline Sowray

Olympia

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