Letters to the Editor

Backs Briscoe for Port Commission

I am very excited about the opportunity to elect Bobby Briscoe to our Port Commission. Making his living fishing for over 40 years, he understands the maritime economy up close and personal. He has worked in ports from San Pedro, California, to Alaska. He has a wealth of knowledge about what a great working port can look like and how it can be a legacy we proudly pass on to all descendants who make Whatcom County home. He wants to hear everybody’s ideas and will work for transparency as he participates in overseeing Port of Bellingham operations and providing policy direction and decisions in public meetings. He believes the port commission serves all citizens of Whatcom County.

He does not believe the port is in the business of making money. He does believe in putting ongoing infrastructure maintenance and improvements on the front burner, not passing the immensely larger bill on to the next generation. He is against selling off our land with no vision of the future. I love his belief that we can do the best for all citizens and he is committed to finding the best plan. I believe we could again see a working port most of us have no memory of. Bobby does. We live in a special place and I hope you will join me in electing Bobby Briscoe for Port Commission.

Peggy Borgens