Bruce Ayers for Whatcom County Council District 1

A diversity of viewpoint is needed on the current County Council. There are many critical issues facing Whatcom County that will need a thorough debate and discussion, including but not limited to: Agriculture, updating the County Comprehensive Plan, River and Flood priorities, and community growth issues. With your help and support, I will continue to work to keep Whatcom County a great place to live, raise a family, and work.

Kathy Kershner for Whatcom County Council District 2

10453012_851769571579069_1135695066725107742_oMy leadership experience gained as a Commissioned Naval Officer, Councilmember and Business Executive will allow me to get right to work on important issues regarding public safety, economic growth, regulatory impacts, water use, affordable housing and clean drinking water. We need to replace our unsafe jail, and I will seek additional resources for mental health treatment without overburdening taxpayers. I will serve you and future generations with integrity, fairness, and courage. I am honored to have represented you on the County Council, and it would be a privilege to receive your vote.

Gary Jensen for Port of Bellingham Commission

I believe the Port of Bellingham touches more family incomes than any other Whatcom Employer.  It would be beneficial to have a Commissioner with experience in job creation and management history. To know the responsibilities of signing both sides of a paycheck. To carry the burden of making wise decisions, attempting to make our community a better place. Decisions that must be for the benefit of all but not perfect for individuals. As a local business owner and a Mayor, I offer that hard earned, hard learned experience.

Jon Mutchler for Mayor of Ferndale

Ferndale’s next mayor must value our traditions, have earned the confidence of citizens and the respect of City Hall, and have a track record of thinking smart about Ferndale’s future.  That’s why current mayor Gary Jensen has joined others (neighbors on the left, right, and center) in supporting Jon Mutchler. Jon has the experience, temperament, and skills to lead well and protect our interests. Safety, the environment, and quality of life issues come first. Then, as much as possible, government needs to “get out of the way” so citizens and businesses can excel.

Washington State Initiatives:

I-1366 – 2/3 majority vote to raise taxes . . . . . . . . . . . .   YES
I-1401 – Trafficking of animal species . . . . . . . . . . .  . .  .  NO

Propositions:

Prop 2015-1 – Jail facility funding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPROVE
Prop 1 – Elect council members by district . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPROVE
Prop 2 – Limit Council’s power to amend charter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPROVE
Prop 3 – Limit Council’s power to amend election provisions . . . . APPROVE
Prop 4 – Word Limit for Ballot Questions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPROVE
Prop 5 – Lower threshold for initiative signatures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPROVE
Prop 6 – Lower signatures for citizen initiatives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPROVE
Prop 7 – Term limits for County Exec & Council   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPROVE
Prop 8 – Alter composition of districting commission . . . . . . . . . . . . .REJECT
Prop 9 – No. of council districts & at-large positions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . REJECT
Prop 10 – Majority council vote before placement on ballot  . . . . . . . REJECT

 

Discussion - One Comment
  1. Sally Mickley

    Oct 19, 2015  at 1:13 am

    HI,

    Thanks for all your hard work representing us.

    I appreciate your voter info, but I’d sure like to see it easier for people to access on your site–most of us are lay and impatient. Once ballots go out, I’d suggest putting the complete voter guide on the first page. No hunting where to click. Also, no info on the state Advisory issues.

    Thanks.

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