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Second candidate throws hat in ring for port seat

June 2nd, 2011 by Chris Henry

Shawn Cucciardi, general manager and an owner of McCormick Woods Golf Course and the Clubhouse Restaurant at McCormick Woods, announced today that he will run for Port of Bremerton commissioner position 3, being vacated by longtime commissioner Bill Mahan. Port Orchard Fred Meyer manager Alex Axel Strakeljahn already has announced he will run for the position.

Cucciardi said he would make it a priority to court port tenant Safe Boats, which employs 260 and plans to hire more. The port is mulling a “marine cluster” to entice Safe Boats to stay.

“Our priorities are to create and maintain jobs by retaining current tenants like SAFE Boats and focusing on a long term development plan to increase business revenue and make the port fiscally self-sufficient,” he said.

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Our apologies to Mr. Strakeljahn for an earlier misspelling of his first name.

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2 Responses to “Second candidate throws hat in ring for port seat”

  1. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    Doesn’t the port commission position at this time require more time and effort than Mr. Cucciardi would have time to devote to the job?

  2. Emilie Says:

    The Fred Meyer manager is Axel, not Alex.

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