Letters to the Editor

Supports Bricscoe for Port Commission

Have you ever met someone that just seemed so sensible, thoughtful and intelligent that you wished they’d run for office?

I met just such a person recently. His name is Bobby Briscoe, and he’s running for Port Commission. I’m excited to vote for Bobby in the third district primary for voters west of the Guide.

Bobby Briscoe is a commercial fisherman. That alone I believe gives him real-world experience about how ports work, and sometimes don’t work, that we landlubbers will never have.

But think about what it takes to be a successful fishing boat captain, making a living at it for over four decades. You have to master hundreds of different skills, make judgments that risk everything and are totally accountable for the choices you make. You have to be smart, agile, tough-minded, absent of ego. That’s Bobby Briscoe.

Someone Bobby has worked for and with over the decades told me that at first he wasn’t sure about supporting Bobby, because he didn’t know anything about Bobby’s politics. But then he realized politics didn’t matter, because he knew Bobby has all the right qualities, as I’ve described above, to make a great port commissioner.

Bobby’s goal for the port is to create the family-wage jobs this county lacks by focusing on its core responsibility — the infrastructure that supports sea-going trade and maritime business.

Join me in voting for Bobby Briscoe for port commission.

Natalie McClendon

Bellingham

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