We would like to thank the following organizations and public figures for endorsing Bill Fishburn for the Port of Olympia Commissioner.
Bill Fishburn is a rare candidate
that truly represents the entire package. He is innovative, listens to the community, stands up for what’s right in the face of adversity plus he has the educational, work, and community service background to truly understand what it takes to be a public servant. I am proud to be able to cast my vote for Bill Fishburn. #Fish4Commish
Bill says the port needs to listen to and involve all the stakeholders–
including we the people! He understands the port needs to bring value to all of us in Thurston County and he knows that in this 21st century economy we need new ways to reflect our values at the port.
As an administrator at my caregiving company,
and a leader in the 22nd LD and Thurston County Democrat organizations, I know the value of good leadership. I have seen our Port go against the will of its voters, allowing fracking materials through to other states, not expanding green energy to give our citizens more jobs, shutting out public comment and denying accountability. The reason so few folks know or care about our Port is because its current leadership do not care, invest, or believe in what Thurstonites are capable of.
I had a talk with Bill Fishburn about leadership, and his words still resonate within me. I had shared how I, as someone who faced many personal and environmental challenges growing up, had succeeded most when folks I looked up to believed in me. Bill told me that leadership cannot blame its failure to garner support on the voters, that it is instead with a compelling vision that excites and commits people behind their cause that leaders succeed.
Fishburn has a compelling vision of a greener, more prosperous county, one that could provide opportunity to our most vulnerable and strengthen our community. He is qualified and passionate. He offers accountability and vision that aligns with our county’s values.
Fishburn is also humble, and authentic. He believes in what is possible, what we can make real together. He is a member of this community, who walks with us, listens to us, and gives of his time and heart to making it better for us all.
Bill Fishburn has my endorsement for Olympia Port Commissioner, Dist. 2, and I truly believe if you look at his work and his campaign, you will too.
This guy is the real deal.
If you want someone working for the people instead of corporate interests, vote for Bill Fishburn. Fish for Commish!
We invite anyone and everyone to give their personal endorsement for Bill as well, and thank those below who have already made their voices heard.
I believe Bill Fishburn is the most qualified
to be our Port of Olympia Commissioner. He is interested in working for the people of Thurston County, not local large corporations.
We need someone in the Port Commission
that believes in transparency in government, investments that actually make money and supports renewable energy over fossil fuels. Bill Fishburn believes in all of that.
Bill has a business
and technology background and an Olympian’s heart. Having known him for years, having watched him raise his wonderful family, having watched him truly live his values, Bill Fishburn is a progressive and “pull together” candidate. He will get things done, take care of the port for Olympia, and find ways for stakeholders to come together.
Bill is the only candidate besides Bernie
Sanders that I have ever believed to be genuine. Fishburn will have my vote (and everyone I know for that matter!).
Bill Fishburn has the intelligence,
skills and experience to be a good port commissioner, but most importantly to me, he has a VISION for the FUTURE of our port. Bill truly listens and will engage the public in dialogue around port issues that are in the public interest.
It is important to balance the interests of large and small communities.
In Thurston County there are more people living in small communities such as Yelm, Rainier, Tenino, Bucoda, Rochester and Grand Mound than there are people living in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater. However, small communities have not always had a voice. Bill Fishburn lives in a small community of Rainier and will be that voice.
Bill Fishburn has my vote
because of his ability to both engage the constituents of the Port of Olympia while leading Thurston County towards a better, sustainable, and equitable future.
We need Fishburn to be our Port Commissioner.
He will work to provide good jobs and keep our environment clean.
The right man for the job.
Go get it, Bill!!
Having gotten to know Bill Fishburn through his campaign,
I’ve seen what an amazing, intelligent person he is. He is always willing to listen to people’s concerns, find solutions to problems and if you’ve heard him speak you know he has great plans for the Port. I can’t wait to vote for him.
Bill has the experience, vision, and passion
needed to move the Port of Olympia into a dynamic future for all of Thurston County.
Bill is a former University of Washington student.
I will always remember him for his positive work ethic and his willingness to work with his peer students. Subsequently, he has maintained an intense interest in encouraging our next generation of students. I believe that Bill has the intellectual, analytical, and ethical “chops” for this position!
Bill Fishburn is the first
politician I’ve met who fills me with hope for the future of Thurston county. His ideas support clean energy, he’s not afraid to point out hypocrisy in our current political leaders, and he wants to make our ports profitable again. I believe he’ll stand up for us, and I’m looking forward to voting for him.
I endorse Bill Fishburn
for Port of Olympia Commissioner, because of his unique view on Port Operations. It is time to change our Port to a place that strives to include the public in its everyday business as it should be doing, and end the travesty that is now happening.
I endorse Bill Fishburn
because his intelligence, community values, and fresh ideas will help make the Port of Olympia work for all of Thurston county.
It’s simple. He cares.
My name is Kevin MacKinen.
I am a full-time, unpaid advocate for poor and working people in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania areas. I have done this for 25 years, so I know what it means to make a commitment. I have known Bill Fishburn since our sophomore year in High School in Spokane. He was our student body President, he was in the marching band, and he was among the top scholars of our class. Bill has parlayed his “Master of all trades” traits into a successful professional career, into being a first rate leather crafter, a husband, a father, a grandfather,… Read more “My name is Kevin MacKinen.”
I’ve worked with Bill for over 18 years at Intel.
Bill is a sharp problem solver. He will use his technical leadership skills to deliver results for Olympia!
Bill Fishburn will represent the modern ideals of Olympia,
its diversity, its ties to a abundant natural past, and its responsible course for a sustainable future.
Bill will make port business our business!
He will encourage active listening and make participation from the community a standard operating procedure. He has the know-how and people skills to build a successful Port of Olympia.
I have known Bill about 15 years.
I have known him to be an honest, hard working leader in his work and personal life. He has been a friend of the family the whole time and our kids grew up with each other in the scouting program. He has been active in his community giving of his time and knowledge. I know he would be an excellent addition to the Port of Olympia. Vote for Bill and he will represent all people and help the port be more fiscally responsible.
If last November taught us anything, it’s that it’s time to get serious about who we elect.
Bill Fishburn isn’t just a ribbon cutter. He’s the real deal. He’ll bring the wisdom and experience we need right now at the Port of Olympia. Not only is he an intelligent listener, but he’s a good person, ethical, open, honest, and sincere. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Bill Fishburn for Olympia Port Commission.
Bill is the smartest
and hardest working guy I know with boundless creativity, integrity and steadfastness. He is passionate about the issues and will definitely do a fantastic job as commissioner.
With outstanding progressive leaders Bill Fishburn
and E.J. Zita running for Port of Olympia Commissioner positions 2 and 3, we have the opportunity to elect a progressive majority at the Port and make significant improvements to our quality of life here in Thurston County. Instead of a corrupt Port wasting millions in local tax dollars on failing enterprises that really just amount to corporate subsides to Weyerhaeuser and other corporate interests, we can stop the corporate subsidies, bring transparency and openness to the Port, and redirect Port resources toward fiscally responsible investments and development the benefit all the people of Thurston County, such as investments in… Read more “With outstanding progressive leaders Bill Fishburn”
I’ve spent quite a bit of time
lately studying the Port of Olympia and its operations, and have found lacking some of the elements which could make our region more livable, more successful….a more thriving and accessible downtown/waterfront, a financially sustainable vision for the marine terminal or its alternative prime waterfront uses, a modern and forward-looking intelligence in our County’s business, environmental and cultural decisions. Bill Fishburn has the vigor, vision, experience and disposition to make Thurston County a wonderful place to live! It’s time for a positive change in the District 2 Port Commission seat.
Bill has a great mix of pertinent education,
experience, training, and proven commitment to building community, along with a vision it will take to move our Port of Olympia to a flourishing supporter and harborer of opportunity and resources for all Thurston county residents.
Bill is the embodiment of integrity.
Bill is knowledgeable, fair minded and will work towards what is best for the environment
and the people of Thurston County. He believes that the Port should be self supporting, not a burden on the taxpayers.
As someone who has participated in negotiating statewide collective bargaining agreements
and building community organizations, I think the telling difference between Bill Fishburn and the incumbent is that Bill Fishburn is a leader who listens to others, brings people together, and forges solutions that will work for many. The incumbent is a fellow who doesn’t listen, doesn’t bring people together, and creates division rather than consensus. I’m voting for Bill Fishburn, not the other Bill, for Port of Olympia Commissioner. -Joe Nilsson, Labor and Political Activist
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