Bill Bryant on Environment



OpEd: Claims conservationism, but enabled Arctic drilling

The Port of Seattle is enabling arctic drilling by berthing Shell's Alaska drilling equipment. The electorate is extremely sensitive to preserving the astounding beauty of Puget Sound, the body of water on which the Port's facilities are located. The commissioners are elected officials and had to be environmentalists if they wanted to win.

So why would they support Shell's arctic aspirations? Money, of course. The five commissioners all were recipients of gifts from oil companies or the company handling Shell's port in Seattle.

One can argue that all supporters of a port commissioner's campaign would naturally be the port's customers. But in hyper-green Seattle, all won their elections to some degree on their pro-environmental positions. Topping the list of hypocrites, Bill Bryant ran on the claim that "I am a committed conservationist."

He's also running for governor, so he needs the cash. And I guess he figures the electorate has short memories.

Source: Huffington Post on 2016 Washington gubernatorial race , Jun 24, 2015

Fell in love with Puget Sound's natural beauty

Growing up along the shores of Hood Canal, hiking the Olympic Mountains, Bill fell in love with Puget Sound and the natural beauty of Washington State. He graduated from High School in Olympia and worked his way through college at Georgetown.

In 1989 he married Barbara Feasey, who grew up in Longview. Together, they've lived and worked on both sides of the Cascades. Bill's hero is the great conservationist and reformer Teddy Roosevelt. Bill and Barbara share this commitment to conservation, and together they've worked to protect the Nisqually River Basin, the Methow Valley and Puget Sound.

Bill has a genuine record of achievement and leadership protecting our state's natural beauty.

Source: 2016 gubernatorial website, BillBryantForGovernor.com , Jun 17, 2015

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Chris Vance
Dave Strider
Jennifer Ferguson
Maria Cantwell
Mike Luke
Patty Murray
Susan Hutchison

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D) vs.Murray(R) vs.Bonini(C)
IN: Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R) vs.Pisano(C)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R) vs.Peterson(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R) vs.Culp(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D) vs.Salango(D)
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