“Stephanie has made job creation a priority at the Port, from protecting traditional marine and aerospace employment to thousands of new construction careers. Her focus on building partnerships to help prepare young people for the next generation of build and construction trade opportunities is even more critical now as we recover from the pandemic and create a stronger future for working people. The Seattle / King County Building Trades Union is proud to give her our early endorsement.”

—Monty Anderson, Executive Secretary, Seattle / King County Building Trades
“Commissioner Stephanie Bowman is an economic development professional and a strong partner for communities throughout King County, making sure Port investments in workers, transportation and trade benefit all of us. She is the kind of focused, accountable leader we need – now more than ever.”

—Nancy Backkus, Mayor of Auburn
“Expanding opportunity for minority and women-owned businesses has been a priority of Stephanie’s work on the Port Commission. This has been critical as we’ve fought to make it through the pandemic and keep our businesses open at the airport. Stephanie is a leader committed to small business, equity and inclusion. She deserves out vote.”

—David Fukuhara, Concourse Concessions
“Stephanie Bowman has been a fierce advocate for the immigrants and refugee Community particularly the Truckers who are critical to Port operations. Her efforts have led to new funding so trucker owner operators can upgrade their vehicles and reduce air emission, which is essential to the health of near -Port communities. We African Chamber of commerce members are grateful for her work protecting our workers, our community and environment. We ask you to join us in our effort to re-elect Stephanie Bowman, so she can continue to work with us as we continue to empower both the trucking community and the Community at large.”

—Peter Gishuru, President, African Chamber of Commerce


2021 Endorsements:

Governor Chris Gregoire

Governor Gary Locke

King County Executive Dow Constantine

King County Council Member Claudia Balducci

King County Council Member Jeanne Kohl-Welles

King County Council Member Joe McDermott

Seattle Firefighters IAFF Local 27

Port of Seattle Firefighters IAFF Local 1257

National Women’s Political Caucus – WA

National Organization for Women

Maritime Trades Union AFL-CIO

International Longshore Workers Union Local 19 

International Longshore Workers Union 23

Inland Boatman’s Union 

Sailors Union of the Pacific

Seattle / King County Building Trades Union

Iron Workers Local Union 86

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 46

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 77

Pacific Northwest Carpenters Union

LiUNA Local 242

Insulators Local 7


Associated General Contractors of Washington

Eastside Business Alliance

Metropolitan Democratic Club

Puget Sound Pilots

Seattle King County REALTORS

Alliance for Gun Responsibility 

Amalgamated Transit Union 

Mayor Lynne Robinson (Bellevue)

Mayor Nancy Backus (Auburn)

Mayor Dana Ralph (Kent)

Mayor Sue Ann Hohimer (Normandy Park)

Mayor Matt Pina (Des Moines)

 Deputy Mayor Peter Kwon (Sea-Tac)

Seattle City Council Member Debra Juarez

Renton City Council Member Ruth Perez 

Estella Ortega, El Centro de la Raza

Peter Gishuru, African Chamber of Commerce


Elected Officials:

“Stephanie has been an incredible leader building partnerships with the Seaport Alliance like the Port of Tacoma to increase the Port’s competitiveness and with our transit agencies to improve mobility for freight and airport passengers. Her vision and leadership is needed on the Port to continue to fuel our local economy and better serve businesses and families across King County.”

King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci

“Stephanie’s leadership in connecting students with job opportunities at the Port has been tremendous, particularly for those kids who may not pursue a four-year degree but still want a good paying, fulfilling career. The lives of these kids are literally being changed by this program.”

Former State Representative Eric Pettigrew