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Commissioner Position No. 3

Stephanie Bowman

Stephanie Bowman

PO BOX 23011


Education: Masters of Business Administration, Seattle University; Bachelor of Science, University of Idaho
Occupation: Executive Director, Washington ABC, a non-profit economic empowerment agency

Voters have a clear choice this election about our Port and region’s future.

The Port is critical to our economy. Thousands of middle-class jobs and small businesses depend on the essential services provided by our international airport and seaport.  We need experienced, collaborative Commissioners focused on keeping the Port efficient, competitive and accountable.

I’ve dedicated my service on the Commission to ensuring our public port creates and supports quality jobs countywide, while mitigating its impacts on disproportionately affected communities and the environment.

My work has resulted in: keeping cargo and jobs in our region by creating a historic partnership with the Port of Tacoma; new opportunities for small, locally-owned and diverse businesses to operate at Sea-Tac; expanding apprenticeships and workforce training in Port-related industries, and unprecedented investments to reduce harmful impacts on our air, water and quality of life by cleaning up stormwater, port trucks and electrifying port operations.

Some seek the Port Commission as a platform for political activism. By contrast, I have a track record of turning King County’s values into actions: making the Port a national leader in addressing climate impacts affecting us all, focusing on carbon reduction, sequestration and energy efficiency; creating green jobs of the future by supporting innovative local businesses, and using the Port’s resources to lift up communities and residents throughout King County. Let’s keep the Port working for all of us. Commissioners should represent all residents, not a specific interest group or a political agenda. I’m proud to have the support of local leaders who understand the Port’s essential role: Governors Chris Gregoire and Gary Locke; the Maritime Unions and King County Building Trades; Seattle Firefighters, airport workers, environmental leaders, and elected officials state and countywide. I’d be honored to continue bringing my values, knowledge, and experience to work on your behalf.

Hamdi Mohamed

Hamdi Mohamed

P.O. BOX 69383

SEATAC, WA 98168

(206) 377-9182

Education: University of Washington: BA, MA Policy Studies; Harvard Business School Certificate in Global Business
Occupation: Policy Advisor: County Executive; Former Deputy District Director: Congresswoman Jayapal

As we recover from COVID-19, we must rethink our Port's policies and promote transparency, accountability, and public participation. My father was a trucker and my mother was a Sea-Tac airport worker, and I know firsthand how important it is that working families are protected. At the King County Executive Office, I advise on the County's $12 billion budget and manage initiatives that invest millions in small businesses, community organizations, and COVID-19 response. I have served on multiple nonprofit boards and as a regional Organizing Director for President Biden’s campaign. I have the skills, relationships, and expertise in economic development to achieve real results for communities in and around the Port.


Economic Recovery: I will work to establish re-entry programs for COVID-19-impacted workers, and establish the first Small Business Recovery Taskforce. I will focus on making the Port more competitive by streamlining our operations at our waterfront, improving freight mobility, and investing in high-speed rail, creating 24,000 jobs.


Environmental Action: I will prioritize habitat restoration, the reduction of toxic pollution, and will work to expand the Port’s role in fighting our climate crisis. I am also committed to Port electrification and a just transition.


Airport Communities: The Port of Seattle's largest revenue stream is Sea-Tac Airport, yet none of the five Port Commissioners live in South King County. As a SeaTac resident, I am prepared to be a strong voice for cleaner aviation fuels, stronger sound insulation programs, and tackling ultrafine particle pollution with local leaders.


I am the only candidate endorsed by all nineteen King County Democratic Party organizations. Sole endorsements: Congresswoman Jayapal, Congressman Smith, King County Executive Constantine, Attorney General Ferguson, Commissioner of Public Lands Franz, Aerospace Machinists, UFCW, all SEIU locals, Teamsters Joint Council 28, Washington Conservation Voters, 50 Democratic legislators, and 300+ organizations and business leaders. 

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