Ballard has a long and unique history with the fishing industry. It’s the center for thousands of working class jobs. My company has been making fishing nets for over 30 years but we can no longer stay in Ballard due to the pace of change.
Heidi’s cousins worked as fishermen in Ballard. She understands the complex problems facing our community. It may be too late for my small business and many others that are leaving. But I’ve known Heidi for over 35 years and she’s a true go-getter. Her conviction to protect the remaining family-wage jobs in Ballard gives me hope.