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Port Commission leader Tom Albro will not seek re-election

Port of Seattle Commission President Tom Albro speaks at a press conference about Isahaq Ahmed Rabi, a Somali immigrant who was turned away at the airport last week due to the President’s immigration ban, after he is welcomed in to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport  Monday February 6, 2017.

Tom Albro, who has been with the Port of Seattle since 2010, said he wants to move on to serving the community in new ways, with particular focus on resolving political divides and dealing with economic inequality.

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