We have an extremely important choice to make for two port commissioners. The port commission will be making many decisions that will affect us all for years to come -- the new waterfront development, the airport, living-wage jobs, the kind of economic development that is best for our community, our quality of life. I have been attending port meetings for the past two years because the increased jet traffic from the airport greatly impacts my neighborhood. Port commissioner Mike McAuley has greatly impressed me with his desire to fully understand the issues. He takes the time to be fully informed, to read all the necessary documents, to ask questions, to listen before he makes a decision. He puts in the required work and much more so he can truly serve the community rather than just rubber stamping whatever is placed before him. He has met with me and other Whatcom residents and has taken the time to listen to our concerns about the airport and how the increased jet traffic is affecting Whatcom's quality of life. Mike McAuley is endorsed by labor, fishermen and firefighters, environmental groups and many local folks working toward a prosperous and healthy Whatcom County. He is dedicated and works tirelessly for our community. I encourage you to vote for Mike for port.