Amy Evans

Olympia, Washington

Political platform statement

Why I am running for this office: Integrity. Collaboration. Action. My life has been shaped by these values and they are what our community should expect of their Port Commissioners. I believe good governance does not mean furthering a particular agenda. It means listening and working to weave different points of view together to create policy reflecting our entire community. I have the proven experience necessary to form diverse alliances, create solutions, and take action.I believe in electing candidates for their values, not their campaign platform. Anyone can make campaign promises, but governing requires the integrity to create thoughtful policy that reflects the values of the entire community. My involvement and leadership in organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Salvation Army are just some ways that I actively reaches out to those in the community who may be under-represented or under-served in public office, and I aim to be a facilitator in bringing all voices to the table to be heard. My education and career background show that I have the experience necessary to be a voice to bring practical and actionable items to the table in a wide breadth of categories. I have a degree in Agriculture and a law degree, have experience owning a small business in Olympia, was a general practice attorney, and now work as a real estate broker. My vision for the Port is one of economic prosperity through utilizing the Port’s assets efficiently to generate revenue, remediate our near-shore environment through wise stewardship, and delivering public good through interactive access to Port resources. With collaboration, more is possible. Paid for by Amy Evans for Port.

Education/Profession: University of Montana School of Law, J.D. Montana State University, B.S. Agriculture Capital High School, Diploma Small business owner; Commercial Real Estate Broker; Attorney: General Practice; Interim Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters Southwest Washington

Endorsements: Cheryl Selby, Mayor of Olympia; Andy Ryder, Mayor of Lacey; Wayne Fournier, Mayor of Tenino; JW Foster, Mayor of Yelm; Ralph Munro, Former Secretary of State of Washington; Sam Reed, Former Secretary of State of Washington; Leatta Dahlhoff, Tumwater City Council Member; Debbie Sullivan, Tumwater City Council member; John “Hutch” Hutchings, Former Chair Thurston County Commissioners, Bill McGregor, Port Commissioner; Joe Downing, Port Commissioner; Dave Pearsall, Fire Commissioner, Thurston County District 13 and retired Chief Deputy, Thurston County Sheriff's Office; Teamsters; National Women's Political Caucus of Washington; Longshoremen; Tumwater Firefighters; Thurston County Realtors Association