Re-elect Roy Keck

Port of Benton Commissioner District 1

Proven Leadership – Roy Keck

Elected Experience

Port of Benton Commissioner since 2007. Currently President of the Board.

Community Service

TRIDEC, Leadership Tri-Cities, Richland Rotary Community Services Director, Richland Economic Development Committee, Richland Utility Advisory Committee, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce and Richland Yacht Club.

Re-elect Roy Keck

Election Day:

Nov 5

Other Professional Experience

Retired from Energy Northwest in 2007 after 35 years in the nuclear powerplant industry. After retirement, I joined my son Jeff to build and operate a small business custom hot rod fabrication shop—Kecks Services Inc.


  • WSU Tri-Cities, Project Management Certification
  • Columbia Basin College, A.A.
  • Richland High School, graduate;
  • Leadership Tri-Cities, Class IV
  • National Management Association ICPM, Certified Manager

Candidate Statement

I grew up in Richland, and I chose to raise my family here—all four children and now nine grandchildren. Each step of the way, I’ve sought opportunities to be involved and help move projects forward that create a benefit for our community. Beyond my current community service commitments, I founded Cool Desert Nights 26 years ago and actively participated on the Employer Linkage Committee for the Workforce Development Council from 2000 to 2004.

During my time as a Port Commissioner, the Port received Port of the year in 2007, completed the $23M Wine Science Center in partnership with the Wine Industry and WSU Tri-Cities, planned and finished the developmental building in Vintner’s Village, and supported the Chukar Cherries expansion in Prosser to continue to spur value added agriculture into our district.

I will continue to support economic development and job growth opportunities for the region and district served by the Port of Benton. We can achieve much through focusing on the new industrial land transferred to the Port and City of Richland, advocating for future regional investments in clean energy manufacturers, and pursuing a new development building in Richland.



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Roy’s Endorsements

  • Jim Beaver, Benton County Commissioner
    Senator Sharon Brown, 8th District
  • Leo Bowman, Retired Benton County Commissioner
  • Duane Davidson, Washington State Treasurer
  • Jerome Delvin, Benton County Commissioner
  • Shon Small, Benton County Commissioner
  • Brad Peck, Franklin County Commissioner
  • Brent Gerry, West Richland Mayor
  • Linda Lehman, Benton City Mayor
  • Bill Jenkins, Washington State 16th District Rep.
  • Carl Adrian, CEO, TRIDEC
  • Brian & Brenda Alford, Owner Alford Farms
  • Obie Amacker, Retired Manager, PNNL
  • Charlie Barnett, Owner, Metalfab Inc
  • Nicole Berg, Berg Farms, President WA Assoc. of Wheat Growers
  • Tom Bratvold, Manager Jacobs Engineering Group
  • Allen Brecke, Attorney, Allen Brecke Law Offices
  • Peter Brehm, President/CEO, Infinia Technology Corp.
  • Dwight Carey, Principal, Auto Rain Sprinklers
  • Bruce Carlisle, Retired Project Manager, PNNL
  • Paul Carlisle, Entrepreneur/Founder, Elevate Co.
  • Fred Carroll, Retired Prosser Leader
  • Monica Hatcher, Manager of Stevens Center
  • George Garlick, owner of Steven Center
  • Mike Lawrence, Chairman of TRIDEC Mid-Columbia Energy Initiative
  • Lee Celski, President, Celski & Associates
  • Helen Den Hoed, Retired Owner Den Hoed Dairy Farms
  • Calvin Dudney, Director Mission Support Alliance
  • Robert Ferguson, Retired DOE / Hanford Related Leader
  • Brad Fisher, Senior VP Financial Advisor
  • Monica Hatcher, Owner/Property Mgr., Stevens Center Mgmt Inc.
  • Chris Hopkins, Retired Hanford Contracting
  • Larry Jecha, MPH, MD, Retired Benton/Franklin Health Officer
  • Chris Jensen, Attorney Retired
  • Bill Lampson, Owner Lampson International
  • Tom Logan, Retired President, Bechtel Hanford Inc
  • Duke Mitchell, Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired, CBC Board
  • Gary Peterson, Retired Vice President, TRIDEC
  • Christy Rasmussen, Senior Trainer, Retired School Principal
  • Dick Richter, DGR Grant Construction Inc.
  • Ray Robinson, Business Consultant
  • Don Sampson, Dentist Retired
  • C. Mark Smith, Author, Retired Economic Development Mgr.
  • Chris Smith, President, Intellegration LLC
  • Mike Weitzel, Electrical AHJ, Bechtel
  • Kris Watkins, Retired CEO Tri-Cities VCB
  • Ken Williams, President, Plastic Injection Molding Inc.
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