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About Fred

Fred’s top priorities as Port Commissioner include:

1) increasing the Port’s transparency,
2) using the Port’s economic engine to drive the demand for clean energy,
3) creating good paying  jobs to protect our working waterfront, and
4) finding a sustainable tenant for T-5.

Fred is a Marine Environmental Consultant and holds a Masters of Science in Fisheries, University of Washington and a B.S. in Psychology, University of Michigan.

Fred is best qualified to be Seattle’s Port Commissioner for District 5 because he is the only candidate with a 25-year track record of significant environmental accomplishments protecting the marine environment while the maritime industries flourished.

His environmental leadership accomplishments include:

  •  Banning offshore oil and gas from the Washington Coast
  •  Requiring tug escorts for oil tankers
  •  Eliminating the discharge of cruise ship wastes in Washington
  •  Restoring Golden Gardens Park.

Fred is the:

  • Only candidate who has regularly attended Port Commission meetings for 10 years
  • Only candidate appointed to the Port’s Century Agenda Experts Panel
  • Only candidate who has long participated in the Puget Sound Harbor Safety Committee
  • Only candidate who has been a long-term reliable source for the media

When Shell Oil sought to use the Port as its homeport for Arctic explorations, Fred would have said “no” until soliciting public input. The Port’s decision to rubberstamp Shell’s plan is emblematic of its lack of transparency and lack of commitment to the Green Gateway goals.

Fred has lived in Ballard for over 20 years. He supports the maritime traditions and sustainable jobs of King County.

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