Endorsements

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

Sam Hunt
State Senator, 22nd Legislative District
Olympia, WA
Chris Stearns
Commissioner, Thurston County Public Utility District
Thurston County
Dave Peeler
Director, Washington State Department of Ecology, former-*
Tumwater, WA
Tom Oliva
Councilmember
Tumwater, WA
IBEW 76
Labor Union
Tacoma, WA
Daryl A Rodrigues
Public Defense Director, Thurston County, former-*
Olympia, WA
TJ Johnson
Olympia City Councilmember, former-*
Olympia, WA
Cynthia Pratt
Deputy Mayor
Lacey, WA
Dr. Karen A. Johnson
Ph.D.
Olympia, WA
Laurie Dolan
State Representative, 22nd Legislative District
Olympia, WA
Thurston County Young Democrats
Organization
Thurston County, WA
Karen Valenzuela
Thurston County Commissioner, former-*
Thurston County, WA
Ecology Local 872
Labor Union
Washington
UFCW Local 367
Labor Union
Thurston County
Clark Gilman
Councilmember
Olympia, WA
IBEW 77
Labor Union
Washington
Joel Hansen
Planning Commission, Tumwater
Thurston County, 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
Beth Doglio
State Representative, 22nd Legislative District
Olympia, 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
Our Revolution, National
Organization
Washington, DC
Washington Federation of State Employees Local 443
Labor Union
Washington
Thurston County Democrats
Organization
Thurston County, WA
Sandra Romero
Thurston County Commissioner, former-*
Lacey, WA

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
Washington State Progressive Caucus
Organization
Washington
SPS Carpenters Local Union 129
Labor Union
South Puget Sound

Yes!

Nathaniel Jones
Councilmember
Olympia, WA
Joe Hyer
Olympia City Councilmember, former-*
Olympia, WA
Equal Rights Washington
Organization
Washington
Walt Jorgensen
Tumwater City Councilmember, former-*
Tumwater, 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
The United Faculty of Evergreen
Labor Union
Olympia, WA
South Sound Sierra Club
Organization
Logo of the Thurston Environmental Voters
Thurston Environmental Voters
Organization
Olympia, WA
Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28
Labor Union
Washington

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.

Mike Tobias
Thurston County, WA
Dan and Cindy Tufford
Thurston County, WA
Noah Martin
Thurston County, WA
John MacLean
Thurston County, WA
Maria Ruth
Thurston County, WA
Aaron Sauerhoff
Thurston County, WA
Bob Zeigler
Olympia, WA

The right man for the job.

Go get it, Bill!!

Michael Walther
Olympia, WA
Mike Brennan
Thurston County, WA
Khurshida Begum
Thurston County, WA
Chris Friedly
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
Michael Althauser
Thurston County, WA
Steve Kelso
Thurston County, WA
Taylor Goforth
Thurston County, WA
Lynne Holz
Thurston County, 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
Rod Tharp
Olympia, 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

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

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
Joe Rocker
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
Steffani Powell
Thurston County, 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
Garnest Turner
Thurston County, 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
Marcia Horner
Olympia, WA
Jeff Tramel
Thurston County, 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
Rachel Johnson
Thurston County, WA
Marie Anne Johantgen
Olympia, WA
Susan Herring
Thurston County, WA
Darren Mills
Olympia, WA
Linda Terry
Thurston County, WA
Rozanne Rants
Thurston County, WA
Peggy Bruton
Olympia, WA
Stan Butler
Thurston County, WA
Regon Unsoeld
Olympia, 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
Susan Dodson
Thurston County, WA
Dean French
Thurston County, WA
Sherri Goulet
Olympia, WA
Phyllis Booth
Thurston County, WA
Todd Davison
Olympia, 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
Mary Barrett
Thurston County, WA
Dick Doane
Olympia, WA
Charles Schultz
Thurston County, WA
Patricia Kennedy
Thurston County, WA
Sherry Walton
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
Liz Hesselbacher
Olympia, 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
Mike 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
Jennifer Sprague
Olympia, WA
Jose Perry
Rainier, WA
Thomas Condon
Thurston County, WA
Lin Nelson
Thurston County, WA
Tom Holz
Thurston County, WA
Peter Sanderson
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
Joanne McCaughan
Thurston County, WA
Beverly (Bev) Bassett
Olympia, WA
Robin Vazquez (Ledbetter)
Seattle, WA
Abigail Kelso
Thurston County, WA
Michael J. Cousino
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
Christopher Stegman
Olympia, WA
Paula Stack
Thurston County, WA
Marilyn Dungan
Thurston County, WA
Stephanie Condon
Thurston County, WA
Terry Ford
Thurston County, WA
Suzie LeFurgey
Thurston County, WA
Holly Graham
Thurston County, WA

It’s simple. He cares.

Patrick McLaughlin
Lacey, WA
Glen Anderson
Thurston County, WA
Wendy Tanner
Thurston County, WA
Richard Anderson
Olympia, WA
Sara Thiessen
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
Kim Parsons
Lacey, WA
Catherine Gelband
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
Susan McRae
Olympia, WA
Zena Hartung
Olympia, WA
Jeff Sowers
Thurston County, WA
Michael Ruth
Thurston County, WA
Sita Reeves
Olympia, WA
Maureen Canny
Olympia, WA
Johannes Littooy
Thurston County, WA
Erik Lee
Thurston County, WA
Alice Curtis
Thurston County, 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
Clay Johnson
Thurston County, WA
Kati Thompson
Thurston County, WA
Reilly Glore
Thurston County, 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
Melanie Ransom
Thurston County, 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
Nathan Schneider
Thurston County, WA
Desirae Patterson
Lacey, 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
Kim Dobson
Olympia, WA
Jacob Stewart
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
Callaghan Fishburn
Thurston County, WA
Dianne Persky
Thurston County, WA
Dennis Clarke
Dupont, WA
Dennis Rhodes
Thurston County, WA
Tia Montague
Thurston County, WA
Warren Kronenberg
Thurston County, WA
David Palazzi
Thurston County, WA
Jaclynn Simmons
Lacey, WA
Dennis and Sue Langhaus
Thurston County, WA
Phil Owen
Thurston County, WA

Bill is the embodiment of integrity.

Tatiana Stacy-Montague
Olympia, WA
Marilyn Richer
WA
Esther Kronenberg
Thurston County, WA
Greg Glandon
Thurston County, WA
Wayland Hubbart
Thurston County, WA
Kodi Gaddas
Thurston County, 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
Krag Unsold
Thurston County, WA
Bernie Meyer
Thurston County, WA
Carol & Stu Vannerson
Olympia, 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
Deborah Lee
Thurston County, WA
Terry Kelso
Thurston County, WA
Doug McCaughan
Thurston County, WA
Lisa Rodrigues
Thurston County, WA
Kent Reister
Olympia, WA
Jeff Johnston
Thurston County, WA
David Edwards
Thurston County, WA
Mike Hubbart
Thurston County, 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
Ramona Hinkle
Thurston County, WA
Thomas Nogler
Thurston County, WA

*Title/position provided for identification purposes only