2019 Statement for Pamela Petranek, Candidate Port of Port Townsend Port Commissioner District 1

A lifelong Washingtonian, Pam Petranek is running for Port Commissioner, “To support the strength and vitality of our maritime trades, our shared maritime heritage, our environment, and living wage jobs for this and future generations – and to ensure that our Port facilities remain accessible to the residents of Jefferson County.”

Pam can rebuild trust in Port leadership. She supports updated, straightforward, transparent financial reporting.  She wants the commission to make spending and management decisions based on accurate facts.

As a citizen advocate and Port Townsend Marine Trades Association leader, she is working on solutions. She co-coordinated a rate analysis to fill the boatyard. She co-coordinated the 2018 Jefferson County Maritime Trades Economic Study. 

With her spirit of collaboration, Pam can help lead our Port with living-wage jobs, commonsense approaches to infrastructure needs, clarify the role of executive director, and focus on environmental stewardship. 

Pam is working with a team of community experts to create an accountable, accessible and sustainable Port for everyone in Jefferson County.

Pam is endorsed by the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association, former Port Commissioner John Collins, former Mayor David King, City Councilmember Michelle Sandoval, along with many county residents and small business owners.


Elected Experience

I am currently serving on the Board of the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association.

Other Professional Experience

I have been a public and homeschool teacher for 30 years, most recently as a music teacher for Port Townsend School District. I have earned my U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License and taught sailing lessons. I am currently a commercial fisherman with Cape Cleare Fishery.


BA in Education, Western Washington University

Community Service

I have been nominated for Citizen of the Year 2018, for co-leading the Jefferson County Maritime Trades Economic Study. I am currently co-leading a citizens advisory group.

Contact Information

Pam Petranek




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