The Port of Pasco Commission will interview four of six candidates for District 2 commissioner today.
The two remaining candidates will be interviewed at the commission's regular meeting Tuesday.
Both interview sessions will be open to the public at the Port of Pasco administrative office, 1110 Osprey Pointe Blvd., Suite 201.
Today's candidates will be interviewed at the following times:
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-- 9 a.m.: Bill Saraceno, senior vice president of administration at Columbia Basin College.
w 10 a.m.: Mike Levin, general manager of Action Auto Services and Action Towing in Kennewick and Pasco.
-- 2 p.m.: Herb Brayton, purchases equipment for the Hanford waste treatment plant as senior buyer for Bechtel.
-- 3 p.m.: Danette Layne, human resources generalist for Vista Engineering Technology in Richland and adjunct instructor for Columbia Basin College.
-- 9 a.m.: Jean Ryckman, former Franklin PUD manager.
-- 10 a.m.: Bob Alberts, former Richland city engineer, Edmonds city engineer and Pasco public works director.
The two current commissioners, Jim Klindworth and Ron Reimann, will decide who will fill District 2, left vacant by Ernie Boston. Boston's retirement was announced May 21, and he died May 30.
In November 2013, the District 2 seat will be up for public election.
Port commissioners make $9,600 a year plus $104 per meeting. Their terms last six years.
District 2 includes Pasco west of the blue bridge and southwest Franklin County. Most of the changes to the boundary in 2011 were in the Desert Plateau area near the airport, where there was more population growth, he said.
The current commissioners gave candidates about 12 questions to be prepared to answer during their interview, said Jim Toomey, Port of Pasco executive director.
-- Eric Francavilla: 582-1535; firstname.lastname@example.org