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Join us in Endorsing Bill Bryant
In 2010 Bill was named Outstanding Washington Local Government Official and Maritime Public Official of the Year.
As Port Commission President, Bill Bryant has focused on generating jobs while protecting our environment. “Under Bill’s leadership, the Port transformed itself, focused on expenses, cut taxes and invested in the environment. He’s proved that with the right leadership, a public agency can change.” Bill Ruckelshaus former Administrator of the EPA
Paid for by Bill Bryant for Seattle Port Commission Phil Lloyd, Treasurer P.O. Box 2756, Seattle, WA 98111
Bill was born in Morton, grew up in Hoodsport and Olympia and graduated from Georgetown University in trade and diplomacy. He served both Governors Spellman and Gardner on trade issues, and after several months backpacking around China and Tibet in 1985, he returned home, moved to Yakima and helped Washington’s fruit exporters eliminate unfair foreign trade barriers. In 1992, Bill moved to Seattle and founded an international business, Bryant Christie Inc. Bill is a successful businessman, not a career politician. Stan Barer, chief of staff to former Senator Magnuson said, “Bill has always been relied upon as one of the most qualified, experienced and trusted international trade experts. Bill is one of the very best.” Bill’s business perspective has helped the port commission focus on reforming the port and on making job generating investments. Bill and his wife of 22 years, Barbara, enjoy the outdoors and have worked to protect and restore parks, habitat and open spaces. “Bill Bryant’s advocacy for protecting Puget Sound is invaluable, and he’s helping prove that generating jobs and protecting our environment are essential partners. Bill knows our government must and can do both.” Maryanne Tagney-Jones
“Bill has helped reform the port; under his leadership, the port has reached out to communities across King County and focused on job generating transportation projects.” Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke
Bill chaired an internal investigation that transformed the port and gave it a fresh start. He focused on strategic budgeting, cutting taxes, adding to reserves.
Bill focused the port on generating family wage jobs, fixing our traffic mess and increasing our competitiveness.
Bill ensured the sea and airport grew sustainably and invested in environmental stewardship.
“We live in a rapidly changing world, one our grandparents never could have imagined. One of the biggest challenges we confront is how to grow and generate new jobs without screwing up the environment we all enjoy. Generating jobs while protecting our environment is the challenge of our time. “Responding to this challenge requires inventiveness, investment and demanding more than tired political rhetoric. It requires leadership.”