Port of Seattle Commissioner resigns

The Seattle Times reported that Port of Seattle Commissioner Rob Holland has resigned, effective March 15 a Port spokesperson told the paper.

Holland joined the Port in 2010, the Times said and was recently under scrutiny for problems during his first terms. The Seattle Times wrote a story earlier this month about Holland's personal and professional problems that plagued his term. Some of the problems that surfaced included allegations that he ran afoul of the Port's credit-card policies and complaints from county staff about two nonprofit organizations he launched with a business partner who also happened to be a convicted sex offender and armed burglar, the paper reported.

The Times said a statement from the Port said that Holland is leaving "to pursue other professional opportunities."

Read the Seattle Times story about Holland's resignation here and the story about problems during Holland's first term here.