My grandfather, a migrant worker, taught me about hard work, accountability, integrity and responsibility as we cut asparagus side by side in the fields of Yakima. Now, decades later, I’m ready to bring these values to the Port. With your vote, I will be the first Latino Commissioner at the Port of Seattle.
Living in West Seattle with my family, I can hear our harbor humming and our airport buzzing with activity. These economic engines are critical parts of our communities, and they are a driving force of income for some - but not for all. Many men and women working long hours at hard jobs at the port are still struggling to support their families. Many of them live in communities close to the harbor and airport, where they are exposed to greater than average air and water pollution.
As Port Commissioner, I will work to ensure our port and airport are vibrant, environmentally sustainable economic engines benefiting everyone in King County, not just the big corporations making profits at our docks and terminals. I will implement checks and balances, not sign blank checks for whatever the Port wants. I will support a Sodo Sports Arena as long as it’s privately funded because our hard-earned taxes should be used for schools, roads, and addressing growth and infrastructure. As Port Commissioner, I will bring my grandfather’s values of hard work, accountability, responsibility, and integrity to the Port of Seattle.
Endorsed by: King County Council President Joe McDermott, 31st and 32nd LD Democrats, Iron Workers 86, Washington State Employees Union 304 and 308, Interpreters United, Heat and Frost Workers Local 7.
Community Service: Martin Luther King County Labor Council; 34th Legislative District Democrats; Laurelhurst PTA; Labor for Latin American Advancement; Association of Latino Professionals for America; King County Young Democrats