Local Politics: Cash pours into Port of Tacoma campaigns amid concern for future direction of the port
Controversy over the future of Tacoma’s port is drawing attention as a top issue for voters this year.
It’s also drawing their dollars.
Individuals and political action committees have donated more cash in support of Tacoma Port of Commission candidates this year than any Tacoma port election in the past 10 years.
PACs have donated more than $38,000 to election campaigns this year, compared to $20,000 during the last port election in 2017 and $700 in 2009, according to the Public Disclosure Commission.