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August 6, 2007

Port campaigns and commission infighting

Posted by David Postman at 4:35 PM

Bob Young has a good story in today's paper about Seattle Port Commissioner Bob Edwards' re-election campaign against five challengers, "all blaming him for problems at the Port when they're not taking shots at each other."

Edwards is also opposed by Port Commission Chairman John Creighton. Creighton recently wrote Edwards a pretty nasty e-mail. Please excuse the (totally unnecessarily) profane headline on this Slog post. The e-mail, though, gives a good sense of the state of the commission.

MORE: Young forwarded me an e-mail he got today from Creighton. Creighton says he didn't send his e-mail to The Stranger and doesn't know who did. Creighton wrote to Young and a PI reporter:

While my emotion perhaps got the better of me in my email to Commissioner Edwards, I was not the only commissioner who felt that Edwards's actions -- in calling a press conference and presenting a motion without any prior notice to his fellow commissioners at a meeting that he knew two commissioners would be absent due to longstanding travel plans -- were neither respectful to his colleagues nor productive in moving forward full and fair policy debate on port issues.

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