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Kristin Ang was elected to the Port of Tacoma Commission in November 2019. Her decision to run for Port Commissioner was to build a more inclusive, innovative and greener port that fuels prosperity for all. Kristin believes that the Port of Tacoma can pave the way for more family wage jobs, a cleaner environment, and thriving communities. Her goals to achieve this include increasing the competitiveness and resiliency of our gateway, addressing supply chain challenges, pursuing new economic opportunities, reducing pollution, and redeveloping land for port operations and Maritime 253 campus. Currently, the Port of Tacoma as part of the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) makes this region the fourth-largest container gateway in North America, supporting 58,400 jobs across the state and $12 billion in economic activity.
Kristin is a Filipino-American attorney and longtime Pierce County resident. She grew up in Gig Harbor and Tacoma. Kristin earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound. She then obtained a law degree from Cornell Law School with a specialization in International Legal Affairs. While studying abroad in China and working for the US Commercial Service, she saw first-hand the impact of rampant pollution and is deeply committed to protecting Pierce County’s beautiful natural environment.
In addition to serving as your Port Commissioner, Kristin serves as State Policy Director for Faith Action Network, a multifaith partnership striving for just, compassionate and sustainable communities. Her advocacy has been focused on economic prosperity for working families, free school meals for all kids, and addressing climate change and energy needs of our region. She also volunteers with many community and civic organizations including Rotary 8, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Washington Council of International Trade, Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development Board, and the 253 Maritime Advisory Council.
Kristin brings an unparalleled breadth and depth of experience to this position.
“It’s been an honor to serve you as Port of Tacoma Commissioner and I hope to earn your continued support.” -Kristin Ang