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“When I ran 4 years ago, I promised to restore community trust, expand economic opportunities, tackle environmental challenges, collaborate with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and our locals schools, and hold the line on tax increases”.
Improved fiscal responsibility by
  • Decreasing the Port’s property tax rate
  • Decreasing Port debt
  • Increasing our Bond rating, resulting in lower borrowing costs
Improved environmental stewardship by
  • Reducing underwater vessel noise to protect our Orcas
  • Transitioning to electrical shore power, reducing harmful air pollution
  • Working to make the Port of Tacoma a clean energy hub
  • Putting the Port on track for net-zero emissions by 2040
  • Remediating contaminated lands and restoring habitat
Improved economic growth by
  • Building a new terminal in partnership with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians
  • Creating the 253 Maritime Skills Center to serve students in Pierce County
  • Investing in workforce development to increase internships and provide career opportunities
  • Expanding Port capacity and increasing breakbulk cargo
"Now, I'm asking for your vote to continue making progress on these issues. Here are some of my goals for the upcoming term:
  • Addressing supply chain challenges and increasing the port’s competitiveness against the Canadian and East Coast Ports by expanding terminals, investing in transportation infrastructure, and offering new services and support.
  • Accelerating our shift towards renewable energy and achieving net-zero emissions. This not only serves as a crucial step in mitigating the effects of climate change but also positions the Port of Tacoma as a leader in the green energy transition, ultimately leading to job creation. This includes electrifying our harbors and exploring opportunities in off-shore wind and green hydrogen.
  • Continuing to hold large corporations accountable for covering the costs of environmental cleanup efforts.
  • Continuing to collaborate with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on habitat restoration and maritime business, including the creation of a new terminal.
  • Ensuring that the Port of Tacoma secures equitable capital investments and grants aimed at enhancing our port infrastructure, making it a formidable and competitive gateway.
  • Expanding opportunities for career pathways for students throughout Pierce County by increasing internships and building the Maritime 253 Skills Center in collaboration with our schools. 
  • Increasing public access to the waterway and upcoming Maritime Center.
  • Protecting our workers and port industrial lands from the risks of sea-level rise and other potential hazards, guaranteeing a resilient and secure gateway
  • Redeveloping lands in the port industrial area for highest and best use such as advance manufacturing, ship and boat building/repair, maritime educational and training, maritime support services and technology, and offshore wind support.
  • Accelerating cleanup of contaminated industrial lands for productive sustainable use.
Your vote will empower me to work tirelessly on these goals and continue to make meaningful progress."