“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:

Iron Workers Local Union 86

Port of Seattle Firefighters IAFF Local 1257

Seattle / King County Building Trades Union

Peter Kwon, Deputy Mayor, City of Sea-Tac

Estella Ortega, El Centro de la Raza

Gael Tarleton, former State Representative, 36th LD



2016 Endorsements


1st District Democrats

5th District Democrats

30th District Democrats

32nd District Democrats

33rd District Democrats

34th District Democrats

37th District Democrats

41st District Democrats

46th District Democrats

47th District Democrats

International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District 751 (IAM 751)

King County Building and Construction Trades Union

AGC of Washington

Eastside Business Alliance

Teamsters Joint Council


Washington Conservation Voters

National Women’s Political Caucus – WA

M.L. King County Labor Council

Sailors Union of the Pacific

Intl. Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 (ILWU Locals 19)

Port of Seattle Firefighters Union

Iron Workers Local 86

King County Young Democrats

Metropolitan Democratic Club

NW Asian Weekly

Puget Sound Pilots

UFCW Local 21

WA Society of Professional Engineers

Washington State Council of City and County Employees

Seattle King County REALTORS


Ratings / Recommendations:

Highest Rated Candidate (“Very Good”) by the Municipal League of King County.

The Recommended Candidate by the Seattle Times.

Rated “4 out of 5” from SEAMEC which is the highest rating of a candidate in the race for pos. 3.

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.”

State Representative Eric Pettigrew