From Port Commission candidate Sue Gunn’s website:
“If the Port of Olympia were a business, it would be out of business. It loses money every year, and covers those losses with millions of your tax dollars.
Economic development is not about moving more cargo. It’s about helping local businesses grow. I will serve the whole community, wean the Port off tax subsidies, and support local businesses.”
Port candidate Sue Gunn sat down with the Yelm Community Blogger in Yelm last week to share her vision to include Yelm more in the Port’s work:
“I have a strong desire to help our entire county by working to develop a vibrant economy and as Port Commissioner I will be able to do that. I believe the best measure of economic success for the Port of Olympia is not how many logs or cargo containers are shipped but how many new local businesses are created and whether local businesses are thriving.
I am a scientist and an advocate, with experience analyzing government budgets.
I will work to create jobs, not just behind the Ports fence, but all across Thurston County.
[Ed. note: Candidate Gunn is very passionate about the Port focusing more on Yelm.]
I will wean the Port off tax subsidies, make the Port’s decisions more transparent to the public, clean up our public waters and lands, and support local small businesses.”
Read more about Sue.
Sue Gunn for Port
P.O. Box 1935
Olympia, WA 98507
Sue Gunn for Port Commissioner website
– UPDATE: October 10, 2013
“Port of Olympia candidates differ on marine terminal”
By Rolf Boone in The Olympian.