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Commissioner Position No. 4

Peter Steinbrueck

Peter Steinbrueck

PO BOX 95456


Education: Loeb Fellow, Harvard University; MA, Architecture, University of Washington; BA, Government, Bowdoin College
Occupation: Seattle Port Commissioner; Architect; Sustainability Strategist; Former Seattle City Councilmember

I learned early in life indelible civic leadership lessons and community values at the side of my father, Victor Steinbrueck, in his battle to save Pike Place Market. Through my years of public service, I’ve continued our family legacy, and as Port Commissioner I’ve worked hard to move our Port and the region forward with steady leadership and unswerving commitment to human values and transparency.


As Port Commissioner, I’ve worked to create: thousands of family-wage construction and dock jobs; critical oversight of billions in public works projects; a $10 million South King County Community Impact Fund; a comprehensive carbon reduction plan for Sea-Tac Airport; a carbon-less and fully electrified Seaport by 2030; an extensive assessment of Port policing practices and policing reforms with a passion for civil rights and social justice; and accountable, open, and transparent government.


I’ve worked hard to improve environmental conditions at Sea-Tac Airport—reducing noise, improving air quality, increasing access for people with disabilities, raising flight kitchen workers’ pay, and supporting taxicab drivers.


We Can Build The Port Of The Future Together: to be the region’s driver for equitable middle-income wage jobs, the environmental leader among ports globally and ending systemic racism, all while demonstrating sound financial management, greater taxpayer accountability, transparency, and open government.


Endorsed: Ron Sims; Gael Tarleton; Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus; State Representatives Roger Goodman, Javier Valdez, and Frank Chopp; Bellevue City Councilmember Conrad Lee; Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson; Joan McBride; Bruce Harrell; Tomio Moriguchi; Nick Licata; SeaTac City Councilmember Pete Kwon; Federal Way Mayor Jim Farrell; Francisco Irigon; Sharon Lee; Civic rights Leader Lem Howell; Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes; King County Building and Construction Trades; 32nd LD Democrats; Metropolitan Democratic Club; Port of Seattle Fire Fighters; Seattle Fire Fighters; Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 32; Eastside Business Alliance… and many more!

Toshiko Grace Hasegawa

Toshiko Grace Hasegawa

401 2ND AVE S #303


(206) 992-7156

Education: Seattle University - Masters & Bachelors Degrees; Garfield High School
Occupation: Executive Director, Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

As a lifelong resident of the Beacon Hill neighborhood, I’ve seen our Port’s impact on communities. Leading a state agency, I witnessed how once again, when crises struck, working families were hit hardest. Disparities have deepened and our Port is one of the top polluters of carbon emissions in the state. It’s fallen short of answering the challenges of our time. As a mom, I worry for the future.


Our Port is a connector - the gateway to the world and economic heartbeat of our region. It’s uniquely positioned to be a model in bringing together stakeholders in industry, business, labor and community to build our economy back better while effectively reducing pollution. Growing our economy and advancing our environmental goals go hand-in-hand, but we need new leadership to get it done.


As Commissioner, I’ll prioritize sustainably growing our maritime and aviation economies by transitioning off fossil fuels and promoting projects like electric terminals, off-shore wind, and solar panels to modernize our Port. Investing in infrastructure like high speed rail and better roads will promote international trade and improve the flow of goods and passengers throughout the region. These projects create family-wage jobs for workers and opportunities for small businesses. We can improve the quality of life for residents and ensure our Port operates in a safe, efficient manner without long, exhausting wait lines.


Meeting the needs of this moment requires new leadership with a bold vision, plan to act, and unwavering commitment to our goals. I’m running to ensure the rising tide of recovery lifts all ships.


Endorsed by Washington Conservation Voters, MLK County Labor Council, Ironworkers Local 86, NW Carpenters, business leaders, every legislative Democratic organization in King County, and over 50 electeds including Gov. Jay Inslee, Lt. Gov. Denny Heck, Congressman Adam Smith & Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.


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