Grant is the proud father of two adult sons and a fifth-generation King County resident with deep roots in the community. His great-grandfather opened a Pioneer Square saloon in the 1890’s, which became a hub for miners and loggers who came to the area seeking prosperity and a new start. His great-grandmother later helped found Settlement House (which later became Neighborhood House), which assisted immigrants settling in the Seattle area.
As the former mayor of Bellevue, attorney, and regional leader, Grant helped lead efforts to bring light rail to the Eastside, expand transit service, replace SR 520, protect parks, open spaces and water supplies, and lead efforts to expand small businesses and affordable housing.
Following decades of service in Bellevue, Grant was appointed by Governor Chris Gregoire to the State Public Disclosure Commission where he soon became Chair. As Chair of the non-partisan political watchdog agency, Grant cemented his commitment to fairness, transparency, and accountability in both politics and government.
Grant is currently the President of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, a reform Jewish congregation with campuses on Capitol Hill in Seattle and in Bellevue. He also serves as the Treasurer of the Seattle Sports Commission, a public-private partnership that brings major, amateur, collegiate, and professional sporting events to the region.
On the Port, Grant wants to continue focusing on regional mobility, environmental leadership and making sure both SeaTac and our seaport grow as economic and travel hubs, as well as a welcoming place for all who visit, work, or come seeking a better life in our region.
In his spare time, Grant enjoys getting out on the waters of Puget Sound in his small boat or kayak with his wife Kathy, a child welfare attorney in the Washington Attorney General’s office.