An election is fast approaching for the Port of Bellingham commissioner representing District 3. Recently the port held their daylong budget and planning retreat. A full day of detailed studies on the present and future direction of the port. Would it be important for a port candidate to attend this meeting and spend the time knowing which direction the port is moving towards? Only one candidate regularly attends port meetings. Only one candidate attended this important meeting. Gary Jensen is that candidate. Similar to his past 10 years of service to Ferndale, Gary puts in the time, works hard on every issue and earns the respect of his peers. All of us should want a port commissioner that actually gets things done rather than promises activities that have yet to happen. Politicians should “walk the talk.” I believe Gary Jensen has always put in the time and effort to make our community better. All of us should want Gary to continue his service to the public.