The following is a list of people, organizations, and companies that have endorsed Nina in her race for Port of Seattle. All titles associated with these names are for identifying purposes only.


Velma Veloria

The Honorable Velma Veloria was the first Asian American woman and first Filipina American elected to the Washington State legislature. During that time, she organized and led international trade missions and provided contacts for small businesses to the international marketplace and authored legislation that created a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy. A former labor organizer, Velma currently works for for the Equity in Education Commission while serving as an organizer for multiple non-profit agencies, including the Faith Action Network and the Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees and Communities of Color. She continues to serve as co-chair of the UW Women’s Center Anti Human Trafficking Task Force.


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Jimmy Matta

Jimmy Matta was the first of two Latinx council members ever elected to the Burien City Council. After winning the race, he ran for…and won…the position of Mayor of Burien.

Brady Walkinshaw

Brady Piñero Walkinshaw served in the Washington State House as a Representative from the 43rd legislative district. He ran an extremely competitive race for Washington’s 7th congressional district. He is now the CEO of Grist, the Seattle-based, online magazine that focuses on the environment.



Lillian Ortiz-Self

Lillian Ortiz-Self is currently a member of the Washington State House of Representatives. She is also a school councilor, serves on the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs, and serves on the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee.


Javier Valdez

Javier Valdez is a member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 46th Legislative District


Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney

Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney is a former Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 46 from 1997 to 2013. Kenney served as a Presidential Delegate for the White House Conference on Small Business.


Ed Prince

Ed Prince is a leader in the city of Renton. While serving on the council, he has served as the Council President and has represented Renton on a regional level for I have also enjoyed representing Renton on a regional level in the following capacities:
Growth Management Policy Council, Regional Water Quality Committee, Regional Transit Committee, Seattle/King County Economic Development Council, Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee, Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board, Law Enforcement and Firefighter (LEOFF) Board, Association of Washington Cities Legislative Committee


Verna Seal

The “Mother of Tukwila,” Verna Seal as served on the Tukwila City Council for 11 years. In her day job, she serves as an Immigration Paralegal at law firm Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle. As part of the City Council, Verna has served as Council President in 2018, 2012, and 2007, as the Tukwila Metropolitan Park District President in 2012 and 2013, as the President of the Tukwila Children’s Foundation, and on the National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education and Families. Verna also serves as a Sound Cities Association representative to King County Disability Board LEOFF 1.

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Christopher Roberts

Current Shoreline City Council-member and former Mayor of Shoreline, Chris Roberts has a long history in progressive politics. Chris is a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board and the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Committee. Chris serves as the City’s representative to the Sound Cities Association and has served as the City’s representative to WIRA-8 Salmon Recovery Council and the King County Growth Management Policy Council. Chris has also worked as a Native American Voter Outreach Program designed to help enrolled Tribal members increase their voter turn out.


Betsy Robertson

Shoreline City Council-member, Betsy Robertson, is a three-time, EMMY Award winning journalist. She is a community activist and organizer and currently works as the Northwest Region Communications Program Manager with a nationally known, well-respected, and well-established humanitarian relief organization.


Suyash Sinha

Suyash Sinha is an entrepreneur, cloud technologist and well-published visionary author. He holds dozens of patents and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He has over 15+ years of experience designing, building and operating technologies that power the world's largest digital platforms. 

Nina has a rare blend of customer empathy and the ability to envision how digital technology can transform organizations to make them more productive and efficient.
— Suyash Sinha

Jimmy Haun

Jimmy Haun is a life-long union activist. As a Union Carpenter, the Financial Secretary of Local 41, and a Precinct Committee Officer for the Democratic Party.

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Additional Elected Officials and Community Leaders

Bernal Baca, Lobbyist at American Federation Of Teachers Washington

Michael Fox, Retired King County Superior Court Judge

Rosa Peralta, Senior Director of Community Based Health

Brooks Salazar, Former Port Commission Candidate and Current WFSE E-Board Member.


Endorsing Organizations


Pier Trucker Association has a diverse and multicultural Board of Directors, that embrace diversity and culture.

The Pier Trucker Association has only one mission. To lobby, negotiate, and protect the rights of our members and their livelihood

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The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters is over 28,000 carpenters, piledrivers, drywallers, millwrights, trade show workers, shipwrights, exterior/interior specialists, scaffold erectors, industrial & mill workers, insulators and related craft workers who work together on the job site and in their communities to maintain and improve safety, wages, benefits, training and working conditions.