Endorsements

We would like to thank the following organizations and public figures for endorsing Bill Fishburn for the Port of Olympia Commissioner.

Our Revolution, National
Organization
Washington, DC

Yes!

Nathaniel Jones
Councilmember
Olympia, WA
Logo of the Thurston Environmental Voters
Thurston Environmental Voters
Organization
Olympia, WA
TJ Johnson
Olympia City Councilmember, former-*
Olympia, WA
Ecology Local 872
Labor Union
Washington
Dave Peeler
Director, Washington State Department of Ecology, former-*
Tumwater, WA
Beth Doglio
State Representative, 22nd Legislative District
Olympia, WA
Thurston County Democrats
Organization
Thurston County, WA
Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28
Labor Union
Washington
SPS Carpenters Local Union 129
Labor Union
South Puget Sound
Laurie Dolan
State Representative, 22nd Legislative District
Olympia, WA
South Sound Sierra Club
Organization
IBEW 76
Labor Union
Tacoma, WA
Dr. Karen A. Johnson
Ph.D.
Olympia, WA
Washington Federation of State Employees Local 443
Labor Union
Washington
Sandra Romero
Thurston County Commissioner, former-*
Lacey, WA

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.

Boudicca Walsh
Chair, Thurston County Democrats
Olympia, WA
IBEW 77
Labor Union
Washington
Daryl A Rodrigues
Public Defense Director, Thurston County, former-*
Olympia, WA
Chris Stearns
Commissioner, Thurston County Public Utility District
Thurston County
The United Faculty of Evergreen
Labor Union
Olympia, WA
Tom Oliva
Councilmember
Tumwater, WA
Cynthia Pratt
Deputy Mayor
Lacey, WA
Joel Hansen
Planning Commission, Tumwater
Thurston County, WA

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!

James Reitz
Vice Chair, Thurston County Democrats
Olympia, WA
Equal Rights Washington
Organization
Washington
Karen Valenzuela
Thurston County Commissioner, former-*
Thurston County, WA
Joe Hyer
Olympia City Councilmember, former-*
Olympia, WA
Clark Gilman
Councilmember
Olympia, WA
Walt Jorgensen
Tumwater City Councilmember, former-*
Tumwater, WA
Our Revolution - Thurston County
Organization
Thurston County

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.

Kyle Taylor Lucas
Tumwater City Councilmember, former-*
Tumwater, WA
Sam Hunt
State Senator, 22nd Legislative District
Olympia, WA
Washington State Progressive Caucus
Organization
Washington

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

Eric Miller
Campaigns Chair, Thurston County Democrats
Tenino, WA
Thurston County Young Democrats
Organization
Thurston County, WA
UFCW Local 367
Labor Union
Thurston County

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.

Rachel Johnson
Thurston County, WA
Ramona Hinkle
Thurston County, WA
Suzie LeFurgey
Thurston County, WA
Kim Parsons
Lacey, WA
Melanie Ransom
Thurston County, WA
Kati Thompson
Thurston County, WA
Joe Rocker
Thurston County, WA
Sita Reeves
Olympia, WA

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.

Dave Little D.O.
Olympia WA
Jaclynn Simmons
Lacey, WA
Kent Reister
Olympia, WA
Thomas Nogler
Thurston County, WA
Sara Thiessen
Thurston County, WA
Khurshida Begum
Thurston County, WA

Bill is the embodiment of integrity.

Tatiana Stacy-Montague
Olympia, WA
Tom Holz
Thurston County, WA
Alice Curtis
Thurston County, WA
Jeff Johnston
Thurston County, WA

It’s simple. He cares.

Patrick McLaughlin
Lacey, WA

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.

Rob Richards
Olympia, WA

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.

Sarah Rawlings
Olympia, WA
Dennis Clarke
Dupont, WA
Nathan Schneider
Thurston County, WA
Reilly Glore
Thurston County, WA
Phil Owen
Thurston County, WA
Regon Unsoeld
Olympia, WA
Lynne Holz
Thurston County, WA
Mike Tobias
Thurston County, WA
Bob Zeigler
Olympia, WA
Clay Johnson
Thurston County, WA
Jeff Sowers
Thurston County, WA
Holly Graham
Thurston County, WA
Patricia Kennedy
Thurston County, WA

The right man for the job.

Go get it, Bill!!

Michael Walther
Olympia, WA

We need Fishburn to be our Port Commissioner.

He will work to provide good jobs and keep our environment clean.

Patricia Holm
Olympia, WA
Marcia Horner
Olympia, WA

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.

Amy Verner
Everett, WA
Doug McCaughan
Thurston County, WA
Johannes Littooy
Thurston County, WA

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!

Scott Schenck
DuPont, WA

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!).

Melea Yatrofsky
Olympia, WA
Dennis and Sue Langhaus
Thurston County, WA

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”

Jeff Sowers
Olympia, WA
Wayland Hubbart
Thurston County, WA
Krag Unsold
Thurston County, WA
Michael Ruth
Thurston County, WA
Glen Anderson
Thurston County, WA
Thomas Condon
Thurston County, WA
David Palazzi
Thurston County, WA
Terry Ford
Thurston County, WA

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.

Sandia Slaby
Olympia, WA

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.

Bo Foster, Signature Service Real Estate, Rainier
Rainier, WA
John MacLean
Thurston County, WA
Rozanne Rants
Thurston County, WA
Dick Doane
Olympia, WA
Chris Friedly
Thurston County, WA
Michael J. Cousino
Olympia, WA
Aaron Sauerhoff
Thurston County, WA
Jeff Tramel
Thurston County, WA
Beverly (Bev) Bassett
Olympia, WA
Dianne Persky
Thurston County, WA

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.

Sandy Berry
Olympia, WA
Christopher Stegman
Olympia, WA

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.

Shawn Mungerbeulahcoro
Olympia, WA

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.

Tracey Carlos
Olympia, WA

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.

Tracey Quirk
Olympia, WA
Erik Lee
Thurston County, WA
Zena Hartung
Olympia, WA
Garnest Turner
Thurston County, WA
Maureen Canny
Olympia, WA

Bill has the experience, vision, and passion

needed to move the Port of Olympia into a dynamic future for all of Thurston County.

Steve Klein, Yelm Community Blogger
Yelm, WA
Mike Hubbart
Thurston County, WA
Maria Ruth
Thurston County, WA
Lin Nelson
Thurston County, WA
Peggy Bruton
Olympia, WA
Phyllis Booth
Thurston County, WA
Charles Schultz
Thurston County, WA
Catherine Gelband
Thurston County, WA
Sherri Goulet
Olympia, WA

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.

Janine Lindsey
Olympia, WA
Susan McRae
Olympia, WA
Dennis Rhodes
Thurston County, WA
Taylor Goforth
Thurston County, WA

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.

Steve Segall
Olympia, WA
Dan and Cindy Tufford
Thurston County, WA
Stephanie Condon
Thurston County, WA
Kim Dobson
Olympia, WA
Sherry Walton
Thurston County, WA
Desirae Patterson
Lacey, WA
Lisa Rodrigues
Thurston County, WA

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.

Karen Sweeney
Seattle, WA
Mike Persky
Thurston County, WA

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.

Patrick Stack
Lacey, WA
Marilyn Richer
WA
Linda Terry
Thurston County, WA

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.

Sky Myers
Olympia, WA
Dean French
Thurston County, WA
Peter Sanderson
Thurston County, WA

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!

K. David Prince
Seattle, Washington
David Edwards
Thurston County, WA
Deborah Lee
Thurston County, WA
Bernie Meyer
Thurston County, WA

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.

Patricia Delaney
Olympia, WA
Stan Butler
Thurston County, WA
Susan Herring
Thurston County, WA
Esther Kronenberg
Thurston County, WA
Marie Anne Johantgen
Olympia, WA
Callaghan Fishburn
Thurston County, WA
Liz Hesselbacher
Olympia, WA
Wendy Tanner
Thurston County, WA
Marilyn Dungan
Thurston County, WA
Kodi Gaddas
Thurston County, WA

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.”

Kevin MacKinen
Brooklyn, NY
Mike Brennan
Thurston County, WA
Steffani Powell
Thurston County, WA
Robin Vazquez (Ledbetter)
Seattle, WA
Jennifer Sprague
Olympia, WA
Rod Tharp
Olympia, WA
Terry Kelso
Thurston County, WA
Greg Glandon
Thurston County, WA
Susan Dodson
Thurston County, WA
Jose Perry
Rainier, WA
Joanne McCaughan
Thurston County, WA
Paula Stack
Thurston County, WA

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.

Thomas Muller
Olympia, WA

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.

Florence Vincent
Rainier, WA
Warren Kronenberg
Thurston County, WA
Darren Mills
Olympia, WA
Steve Kelso
Thurston County, WA

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

Joe Nilsson
Olympia, Washington
Carol & Stu Vannerson
Olympia, WA
Richard Anderson
Olympia, WA
Todd Davison
Olympia, WA
Noah Martin
Thurston County, WA
Jacob Stewart
Olympia, WA
Michael Althauser
Thurston County, WA
Abigail Kelso
Thurston County, WA
Tia Montague
Thurston County, WA
Mary Barrett
Thurston County, WA

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