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Commissioner Position No. 5

Fred Felleman

Fred Felleman

PO BOX 27113


Education: MSc. Fisheries Biology, University of Washington. B.S. Psychology, University of Michigan.
Occupation: Seattle Port Commissioner 2016 – present [Past President]; Environmental Consultant.

It’s been an honor to serve King County residents for the past 7.5 years on the Seattle Port Commission. I’m running for a third term to continue my environmental leadership advancing a just and inclusive transition to a clean energy economy that generates living wage careers. 


My public service is guided by a triple bottom line: commerce, community, and climate.  I’m committed to expanding environmental and economic justice, especially for near-port communities and small, minority owned businesses.  My experience is needed to exercise policy direction over a fast-growing airport, homeport for Alaska cruise ships and fishing fleet, marinas, parks, and marine cargo Alliance with the Port of Tacoma.


The Port generates 121,000 jobs.  The airport and seaport have won customer service awards even during major construction.  But Port activities also impact communities and the climate. That’s why I’m leading initiatives to electrify seaport and airport operations and transition to alternative fuels for trucks, ships, and planes.  I’m also working to protect parks, advance bicycle safety and Duwamish River cleanup.


I’ll continue reducing the Port’s carbon footprint by directing significant state and federal funding for clean energy projects; Inspiring youth to pursue Port-related careers through apprenticeships and internships; and expanding partnerships with Tribes and the Seattle Aquarium for projects from kelp to killer whales and ecotourism. With your support, I’ll continue to champion Port policies rooted in fiscal responsibility, ecological integrity, and social equity. 
I respectfully ask for your vote.


Endorsed By: Seattle Times, The Stranger, MLK Labor Council, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, Governor Inslee, Attorney General Ferguson, King County Executive Constantine, County Councilmembers Balducci, Zahilay, Upthegrove, McDermott, Kohl-Welles, Dembowski, Seattle Port Commissioners Mohamed, Hasegawa and Cho, Senators Saldana and Keiser, Sierra Club, King County Democrats and Republicans, Puget Sound Pilots, Pacific Maritime Shipping Association, Planned Parenthood.

Jesse Tam

Jesse Tam



(206) 948-9902

Education: MBA, City University of Seattle; BA Marketing, Boise State University; UW Pacific Coast Banking School
Occupation: Mega Pacific Holding, Managing Director; Business Consultant


The port is our gateway to the world and economic engine in our region. Since 1911, it has promoted economic opportunities and quality of life by advancing trade, commerce, travel, and job creation in an accountable and responsible manner. As a resident of King County for four decades, I’ve experienced the port’s impacts. The port has failed us; environmental issues are hurting low-income communities in South County and it’s time to set a new course with integrity.  
We have shared goals: A thriving economy, a cleaner environment, increased family-wage jobs, and a fair and equitable society. We must stop the path of mismanagement. With my extensive career in banking, finance, and real estate, I am ready to steer the port in the right direction as a steward of your hard-earned money. 


As an immigrant who arrived with $300, I’ve worked my way up from the mailroom to the boardroom, I’ve founded two Washington state community banks to create jobs for small, women- and minority-owned businesses. I am a staunch promoter of fiscal responsibility with accountability, working closely with stakeholders, labor unions, industry, and trade partners to regain trust in our port. I will promote transitioning from fossil fuels to sustainable green energy.  
If elected, I will bring engaging management and open financial positions with transparency to our port community. This will enable us to focus on our dual mission: Generating family-wage jobs and safeguarding our environment. Vote for a stronger, cleaner, and trusted Seattle Port.  
Endorsements: ATU Local 587, former WA State Governor Gary Locke, King County Assessor John Wilson, Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson, Sen. Claire Wilson, Rep. Jamila Taylor, Renton City Councilmembers Ruth Perez-Ralston and James Alberson, former King/Seattle Councilmember Jan Drago, former Seattle Councilmember David Della. Thank you for your support. 

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