Selena Killin announces candidacy for Edmonds Port Commission

Selena Killin

Educator, small business owner and Ph.D candidate Selena Killin announced Wednesday she is running for Port of Edmonds commissioner in the 2023 election. 

Killin is seeking the at large position now held by longtime Port Commissioner Jim Orvis, who is retiring.

She said her experience as a small business owner in Edmonds — she owns J.C. Killin Contractors — means she can create, advocate and plan for sustainable economic success. Killin is also completing a research Ph.D program at the University of Washington.

Killin cites her strong leadership, communication and collaboration skills – as well as an analytical research approach — as strengths she would bring to the Port of Edmonds and its planned facility improvement projects.

“The passion I have for this community will be evident in meaningful ways when given the chance to create partnerships, preserve our waterfront and innovate with our incredible port commissioners,” she said.

The Port of Edmonds is an independently governed special-purpose district established to promote economic development. The port was created by voters in 1948 and opened the Edmonds Marina in 1962. It provides the only public boating access in the highly populated 30-mile stretch between Seattle’s Shilshole Bay and the Port of Everett. The Port is governed by a five-member board of commissioners, who are elected by the voters for a four-year term. The Port District consists of Woodway and portions of the City of Edmonds. 

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  1. I am very excited that Selena is running for Edmonds Port Commission. I had the great fortune of working with Selena. I can say first hand that she is a positive and supportive team player. She works constructively and cooperatively to find solutions. She does not shy away from doing the hard work. Selena has my vote!

  2. I am so very glad to see Selena declare her candidacy for Port Commissioner. She is a creative thinker and she is filled with energy. Our community will be well served once she is elected.

  3. Selena will run unopposed! That is really good, she will bring new insites and enegry to a commission that already does a great job for our community.

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