The Port Commissioner Candidates

Four candidates are running for two seats on the Port Commission; check out their profiles

By Seattle Mag December 31, 1969

Category: featured stories


The non-partisan Port Commission is responsible for setting port policy. Four candidates are running for two seats on the commission. The only candidate for the third seat is incumbent commissioner John Creighton, who is running on a “Reform the Port” slate with candidates Max Vekich and Rob Holland. >>Read Seattle Mag’s take on the November election

Position 3 (to replace Lloyd Hara)                                Position 4 (to replace Pat Davis)


David Doud
42, real estate developer
with Wallace Properties

Bio: M.B.A. from the
Thunderbird School of
Global Management;
Medina resident; 
registered Republican.

Key Issues: The port’s
real estate holdings. He
asks why the port is losing
money on its real estate
and says he’s the right
person to turn that around.
He is excited about the port’s
growing cruise ship industry.
“What other business is
bringing that number of people
to the region? What are we
doing to market our region to
encourage them to stick
around and come back?”

Supporters: Eastside lawmakers;
the Seattle/King County Association
of Realtors; state Attorney General
Rob McKenna; former Governor
Booth Gardner.


Rob Holland
35, salesperson at
SeaPort Petroleum
& Biofuels; former
salesperson at
Horizon Lines

Bio: Master’s degree
in public administration
from Seattle University;
Rainier Beach resident;
active in the local Democratic

Key Issues: He wants the
port to invest in “green collar”
jobs, especially for minorities
and women. Another priority
is for the port to maintain its
competitiveness with Canada,
Panama and Mexico.

Supporters: Many Democratic


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