Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ex-Bremerton Port CEO Running for Commission

By Mark Edward Nero

Former Port of Bremerton CEO Cary Bozeman has announced he’s running for a seat on Bremerton’s three-person Port Commission. He’s seeking the District 1 seat currently held by Roger Zabinski. Zabinski, whose term expires Dec. 31, is not seeking re-election.

“My priorities as a port commissioner will be to work to recruit new good-paying jobs to our community and to retain the Navy-based civil service jobs that are the backbone of our economy,” Bozeman stated in an April 8 news release. “We also must secure the state funding needed to support our ferry system so we can have more runs and better boats. I also believe port districts can be major participants in providing quality recreational facilities in our port communities.”

In addition to being the Port of Bremerton’s former CEO, Bozeman was also elected to two terms as mayor of Bremerton. He left the position in 2009 after seven-and-a-half years to take the port CEO job. He then left the port in December 2011 after two-and-a-half years. He said his departure from public work was due to health problems, specifically a condition called atrial fibrillation which causes an abnormal heart rhythm.

In his news release, however, Bozeman said he has never felt better and that his health issues are behind him.