I recently attended a candidate forum for Port of Bellingham Commissioners. After carefully listening to all four candidates it was clear to me that Mike McAuley was much more informed on the issues and clearly interested in the concerns of the audience and constituents. It wasn't about his interests and what he personally wanted, but what was best for Whatcom County and our quality of life. He does not seem to be influenced by outsiders and if you follow the money trail I doubt you will find his name anywhere along the way. I clearly did not get this impression from his opponent. It's been reported he is financed by outside interests including big developers, real estate brokers and his state political party. I confidently trust Mike McAuley to make the right decisions in the development of our waterfront and airport expansion. Please join me in voting for Mike McAuley for re-election as port commissioner.