I strongly support Bruce MacIntyre for Kingston port commissioner.
Integrity, quiet, thoughtful leadership and broad business experience followed by team player, focused, listening and excellent critical thinker best describe Bruce. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in economics and history, a master’s degree in education, and a law degree. Bruce used each degree in career pursuits including 10 years in education administration, owning and operating a retail electronics business, and practicing law with a Seattle law firm.
His law career focused on complex commercial bankruptcies where he negotiated compromises and built bridges between corporations and businesses of all sizes and types and on all sides of the issues. Bruce received national and local recognition for ethics, professionalism and effectiveness.
I have worked with Bruce on several committees and I would welcome Bruce on any team for his thoughtful perspective and ability to bring people to a common direction.
Bruce has lived in Kitsap County since 1989 and his grandchildren attended Kingston schools. He is a service-oriented person and is running for port commissioner to add value to his community and to help guide it through uncertain times.
I have seen him at Kingston Citizens Advisory Council meetings, Kingston Chamber of Commerce meetings, Port of Kingston meetings, Greater Kingston Economic Development Council meetings and even Pie in the Park, listening and absorbing information to better understand the needs and challenges of the community. His willingness to serve is reflected in his 15 years as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for child dependency cases) attorney and several non-profit and professional boards.
Bruce understands that economic development is the mission of the port and will work to support existing businesses and bring new businesses to the area while maintaining the small-town charm of Kingston. He wants to hear your thoughts and would welcome an email at Bruce@Mac4Kingston.com.
In short, we have a great opportunity to elect a port commissioner with exemplary skills and experience. I ask you to join me in voting for Bruce MacIntyre. For more information, please log on to his website at http://mac4kingston.com.