New port commissioner selected

June 11th, 2015 by Ken

Wednesday evening Olympia Port commissioners Bill McGregor and George Barner  selected Michelle Morris to fill the vacant port commission seat.   She was selected from eight applicants and will hold the seat until the General Election is certified in November.

McGregor originally nominated Fred Finn for the seat   “He was the best person for the job,” McGregor said.   Unable to get a second for the nomination, Barner nominated Morris.  McGregor seconded her nomination.

“George was adamant that he wanted Morris and wasn’t going to budge from that selection,” McGregor said.   “If I hadn’t seconded the nomination and voted for her, I’m certain the county commissioners would have had to make the selection, and that’s the last thing I wanted,” he said.

Since Morris had not filed for election to that seat in the General Election, she will be replaced by whomever wins the election in November.

Those in the race for the seat are:  Bob Jones, Larry Goodman, Jerry Farmer and E.J. Zita.   That list of four will be narrowed down to two in the August Primary Election.

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