I am writing to let the community know that I will be casting my ballot in the Nov. 7 general election for Preeti Shridhar for Port of Seattle Commission, position 4. Preeti has been a public servant in the City of Renton and City of Seattle for 25 years. She and has made it a priority that everyone has a voice and that the city listens and acts on their concerns and interests. She will do the same for the port commission. The port is very important for our economy and our region, controlling $12 billion and thousands of jobs, and is responsible for the seaport, cruise terminals, shipping, tourism and Sea-Tac airport. Preeti’s qualifications are the best in the race and she has strong existing relationships with business and government organizations. She is a woman of integrity and someone who brings people together. I urge you to vote for Preeti Shridhar for Port of Seattle Commission, position 4.