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Commissioner Position 5

Fred Felleman

Fred Felleman

PO Box 27113

Seattle, WA 98165

Education: Masters of Science in Fisheries, University of Washington. B.S. in Psychology, University of Michigan.
Occupation: Principal, WAVE Consulting; Vice President, Seattle Port Commission.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve on the Seattle Port Commission. Since entering office in 2016, I’ve worked hard to reduce the Port’s climate impacts while increasing good-paying, meaningful careers in King County.


I came to the Port with 30 years experience as a conservation leader protecting the health of our marine environment and those dependent upon it. As a Commissioner, I’ve supported our quality of life by securing environmental safeguards while expanding the economic benefits of trade, tourism, fishing and recreation. I’ve helped guide major transformations at the airport and seaport, and emphasized integrity through the hiring of the new Executive Director and championing creation of the Senior Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion position.


In my next term I will continue to: Work with business and labor to protect our working waterfront and industrial lands to advance a diverse economy; Reduce climate impacts as founding Chair of the Energy & Sustainability Committee; Expand opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses while seeking environmental and economic justice for disproportionately impacted communities; Inspire youth to pursue Port-related jobs of the future by championing innovation, apprenticeships and internships; Be accessible, inclusive and responsive to community interests.


We can all share in the natural wealth, economic opportunity and beauty of the Puget Sound region with Port policies rooted in ecological integrity and social equity. I respectfully ask for your vote.


I’m proudly endorsed by: Congressman Adam Smith, Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Mayor Jenny Durkan, MLK County Labor Council, Washington Conservation Voters, Port of Seattle Firefighters, Speaker Frank Chopp, Senators David Frockt, Reuven Carlyle, Mona Das and Bob Hasegawa, Representatives Gael Tarleton and Sharon Tomiko Santos, my fellow Port Commissioners, Puget Sound Pilots, Teamsters Local 117, Sailors’ Union of the Pacific, Sierra Club, and 6 Democratic Legislative Districts.

Jordan Lemmon

Jordan Lemmon

1100 Bellevue Way NE Ste. 8A - #469

Bellevue, WA 98004

(206) 201-2646

Education: Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies, Eastern Washington University
Occupation: Theatre Supervisor & Technician

The Port of Seattle is the backbone of King County, a powerhouse of commerce and industry throughout the Puget Sound.


Promoting expansion while sustaining and improving the relationship we have with the environment is a central concern we will all face moving forward as a region. The Port of Seattle in cooperation with other government and commercial leaders can help King County maintain and exceed its status on the national and global stage. In order for us to achieve such success we will have to be mindful of the impact our actions going forward will have on those living here in the Puget Sound.


To these necessities and concerns, I as a commissioner for the Port of Seattle will bring an openness for communication, ambitious team spirit, and a reasoning mindful awareness of the impact our decisions have on King County and its neighbors.

Garth Jacobson

Garth Jacobson

2016 N 78th St No 3

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 985-6965

Education: BA (economic/philosophy), MPA, JD University of Montana. Master of Laws Taxation, University of Washington
Occupation: Attorney

I am running for the Port Commission seat because we can do better. Flying in and out of SeaTac airport often is a painful experience due to traffic, difficult parking, long TSA lines, flight delays and sometimes having to take a bus to a remotely located plane. This detracts from the customer experience. As a frequent flyer, I have seen most other airports do much better. A few examples include: Portland parking identifies specific available spots, most airports have better traffic flow, and shorter TSA lines and (DCA) has obvious water bottle refill stations to reduce waste plastic. Let’s use these ideas to improve our airport.


We must stress cyber security and address impacts caused by trade wars. Likewise the seaport should explore “smart city” technology for: greater efficiencies, environmental protection and safety, while protecting jobs. We should promote electric trucks. We must provide greater transparency and prevent large cost overruns and questionable tax increases. I ask for your vote to use my experience, leadership skills to promote consumer interests and make the port operations better.


Garth serves as Senior Attorney and Compliance Officer for CT Corporation. Previously he worked at Preston Gates and Ellis LLP. Earlier he served as Chief Legal Counsel to the Montana Secretary of State and Ethics Study Committee member. The Counsel of State Governments named him Toll Fellow, which recognizes outstanding leadership and service.


He is a member of the ABA Business Law and Science and Technology sections. He serves as the SciTech Section Budget Officer. He chairs the LLC Committee which benefits small businesses. The American Bar Foundation named him a Life Fellow.


He creates pottery at Pottery NW where he served on its board of directors. He grows oysters. He climbs, hikes, bikes, paddleboards and is a Mountaineers Peak Society member.

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