Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 1

Employer / Organization

Port of Seattle

Next Election

Aug 03, 2021

Filing Window

May 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021


The Port of Seattle is governed by five commissioners, elected at large by the voters of King County. The commissioners serve four-year terms and establish Port policy. Port Commission meetings are normally held at 1 p.m. on the first, second and fourth Tuesday of each month at either Pier 69 or Sea-Tac Airport. Since meeting times and locations are subject to change, please visit the meetings page for the most up-to-date information.

Application Guidelines
The filing window for this position begins the Monday two weeks prior to Memorial Day and ends on the Friday of that week (5 days). Candidacy filing papers can be acquired at and are submitted to either the county elections office or the Secretary of State’s Office in Olympia. For non-partisan offices, if there is only two candidates filed for a position they will run against each other in the November election. If more than two candidates file for a non-partisan office, than the non-partisan office will go through the August primary and the top two vote getters will advance to the November election for the seat. For a partisan office, the candidates will run in the August primary even if only two people are participating. This may create scenarios where the same candidates participate for the same seat in the August primary and November election. For any further questions, the King County Elections office can be reached at (206) 296-1565 or [email protected], and the Secretary of State’s Office can be reached at (360) 902-4151 or [email protected] ***Washington is one of the only states with online filing for candidacy. For more information regarding filing online, please see here: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/for-candidates/online-candidate-filing.aspx

Submit application to:
King County-WA, King County Elections, Renton, WA, 98057, US