What the heck is the Port of Seattle?
Common answer: The Port runs the airport and is that property by the water with all the cranes and containers. Over the years, The Port Commission has been under heat for shady side deals & corruption. -- and this is one of the reasons why I'm running against the guy who has been on the Commission the longest.
Not so obvious answer: Three words- economic development agency. The Port Commission is responsible for investing in projects that will secure quality jobs and business opportunity for the public. The Port is one of the largest King County property owners: ~4,000 acres!