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John Creighton Continues to Push Both Jobs Creation and Environmental Stewardship
John Creighton, Port of Seattle Commissioner Candidate, Continues to Push Both Jobs Creation and Environmental Stewardship.
By: John Frank
Port Commissioner John Creighton also has a long track record of environmentalism, and during his tenure, the Port of Seattle has put together plans to become the, "greenest, cleanest, most energy-efficient Port in North America." It's an important point, as the Environmental Protection Agency reports that the approximately 87 million Americans who live near major ports are breathing some of the most toxic air in the United States. John Creighton's commitment to clean air and water has earned him endorsements from the Washington Conservation Voters, the King County Conservation Voters, and the Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club.
"Often, concerns about the environment go by the wayside when policy makers begin discussing job creation," says John Creighton. "Seattle can point the way toward a new future, where robust job creation walks hand in hand with a profound respect for the environment. I've worked hard to make that point clear, and I'm incredibly proud that these environmental organizations have recognized my commitment to green policy."
In championing a clean environment for our region, however, John Creighton has not sacrificed jobs creation. In fact, as co-chair of the Century Agenda Committee of the Port of Seattle, he's led the development of a 25-year plan that would add 100,000 new port-related jobs to the region. For this work, John Creighton has been endorsed by the King County Labor Council.
Read more about the reelection campaign at http://www.johncreighton.org.