The League of Quiet Skies Voters will sponsor a Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commission general-election candidates on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at the Burien Community Center, from 6 – 8 p.m.

The format will include opening statements; a moderator-led Q&A answer session; citizen questions; and closing remarks.

Two Port of Seattle Commission seats are up during the 2019 election cycle:

  • Position 5: incumbent Fred Felleman is being challenged by Garth Jacobson and Jordan Lemmon
  • Position 2: seven candidates are vying for the seat held by Courtney Gregoire, who is not running for re-election:
    • Kelly Charlton
    • Preeti Shridhar
    • Domenic Barrera
    • Sam Cho
    • Nina Martinez
    • Grant Degginger
    • Ali Scego

Read the League’s letter of invitation to the Port candidates here (PDF file).

In advance of the primary election, the League has also invited all Port Commission primary candidates to complete a questionnaire on aviation and airport expansion issues. See the League’s questionnaire for primary candidates here (PDF file). The League will seek to publish all responses timely received.

The League has also invited city council candidates from all six airport neighbor communities – Des Moines, Federal Way, Burien, Normandy Park, Seatac, and Tukwila, to complete the questionnaire, and will seek to publish all timely responses.

In April of this year, the League sponsored a public Town Hall in Burien attended by over 250 people featuring a keynote by Congressman Adam Smith, airnoise.io inventor Chris McCann, State Representatives Mike Pellicciotti and Tina Orwall, a special report on the World Health Organization’s new Environmental Noise Guidelines, and an “aviation noise and emission 101” by local attorney, filmmaker, activist and town hall emcee Steve Edmiston. See our previous coverage here. Watch the town hall video here.

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW in Burien: