ELECTION 2021: Hamdi Mohamed running for Seattle Port Commission Position 3

The first challenger for Seattle Port Commissioner Stephanie Bowman announced her candidacy today: Hamdi Mohamed. She is currently a King County Office of Equity & Social Justice policy adviser. Her announcement says Mohamed would be “the first-ever woman of color and East African (on) the Port Commission, as well as the only commissioner to live in the airport community.” Her past work includes serving as deputy district director for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. The announcement says that Mohamed priorities include creating “more living-wage job opportunities for all of our communities at the Port,” expecting that such jobs will play a big role in the post-pandemic recovery, and “prioritizing diversity and access for small businesses in contracting.” She also vows that environmental justice will be at the heart of her campaign. The primary is on August 2nd; the lineup of candidates won’t be finalized until May.

4 Replies to "ELECTION 2021: Hamdi Mohamed running for Seattle Port Commission Position 3"

  • onion February 17, 2021 (10:58 pm)

    .I’m wondering what a policy adviser on equity and social justice does and how that background lends itself to a better functioning and growing port. 

    • WSB February 17, 2021 (11:38 pm)

      From the full announcement news release re: your first question: “At King County, Mohamed provides advisory and monitoring support to the $12 billion county budget to ensure it reduces disparities and advances equity. This year, Mohamed helped lead an initiative to invest $1.5 million in a new market and cooperative housing development in Tukwila; she also managed the $3 million COVID-19 Community Response Fund that went directly to community-based organizations working with frontline workers.”

  • Sixbuck February 18, 2021 (12:19 am)

    Sounds like another progressive. Please, God, no!!!

  • Abdul Yusuf February 18, 2021 (9:37 pm)

    Finally, at least someone from South King County. 

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