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Port of Everett Commissioner-Elect David Simpson Sworn into District 1 Seat

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Today, in a virtual ceremony, Port of Everett Commis­sioner-elect David Simpson was officially sworn into service to continue in his post representing citizens in the Port District 1 seat.

Simpson was re-elected in November to serve a six-year term.
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“I am honored to continue my work on behalf of the citizens of Port District 1 as their commissioner, providing economic development investments leadership, creating jobs, keeping our Port competitive and sustaining the Port’s commitment to environmental stewardship as our region moves through the pandemic and economic recovery,” Simpson said.

Simpson, a U.S. Navy veteran and retired Boeing manufacturing engineer, has served on the Port of Everett Commission since 2019. He has a long and vast history of public service including that of a State Representative and Everett City Council member prior to being elected to the Port Commission.

In addition to his role as Port Commissioner, Simpson serves on the Everett Council of Neighborhoods, Puget Sound Regional Council Freight Advisory Committee, and the Snohomish County Committee Improved Transportation Committee. 

He is a strong advocate for the community, economy and environment.

The Port of Everett is governed by a three-member commission. Commissioners are elected to six-year terms and rotate yearly between the roles of president, vice president and secretary.

District 1 encompasses portions of the waterfront area in north Everett, and east to the Snohomish River.

For more information, contact Catherine Soper, the Port’s Communications & Marketing Director, by phone at 425-388-0680 or by e-mail at


About the Port of Everett

The Port of Everett is a special purpose district tasked with economic development. Through its international seaport, public marina and real estate development, the Port of Everett brings jobs, tax base, business and tourism to our community and region. The Port is committed stewards of the environment and waterfront. Port activities support more than 40,000 jobs in the surrounding community and contributes $433 million in state and local taxes.