"Meet Bill Bryant"
Candidate for Governor, Washington State Republican Party
Introduced by: Scott Hildebrand
Our speaker is Washington State Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Bryant.
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know that the 2016 election season is already under way. But there are more decisions than just for the Presidential candidates for both the Democratic and Republican parties!
Beside choosing which actor we would like to represent us on the world stage we also need to make decisions closer to home. With a long list of of problems to overcome local candidates have a lot of different ideas on how to fix them. All of us have a responsibility to listen to all ideas and make informed decisions on our ballots.
With that in mind we will try to give us all the opportunity to hear from various candidates directly.
Next week we will welcome Bill Bryant who is challenging Jay Inslee for the Governor’s office. Bill will let us know what his priorities are and how he intends to accomplish them. We will have the opportunity to get to know him and ask him questions about our major concerns.
I encourage everyone to join us and learn what Bill has in mind! Please invite anyone you think might be interested.
About the Speaker
Bill Bryant was born in Morton, WA and grew up along the shores of Hood Canal and hiking in the Olympic Mountains. He graduated from Capital High School in Olympia and worked his way through college at Georgetown University — earning a degree in trade and diplomacy. In 1989 he married Barbara Feasey, who grew up in Longview. They lived in Yakima, where Bill opened up new export markets for Washington’s apples, pears, and cherries. Twenty-three years ago, Bill and Barbara moved from Yakima to Seattle, where Bill founded BCI in their basement with a phone and a fax machine.
Today, BCI employs 35 people and has helped hundred of farmers successfully open up new markets for Washington agricultural products across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Eight years ago, Bill was elected to the King County / Seattle Port Commission. During his tenure at the port, Bill has been a reformer, opening up port business practices and increasing auditing and accountability. Most importantly, by consolidating the seaports of Seattle and Tacoma, Bill not only led an initiative that will keep jobs here in Washington, but transformed government to meet the needs of our time.