As Bellingham and Whatcom County move through the 2007 election cycle, we will all witness some significant shifts in the political landscape. A total of 27 candidates are vying for Bellingham mayor, county executive and several County and City Council seats. With these changes, we will undoubtedly see a new direction from these new leaders. It is this new direction that should drive home the importance of this election to the business community.
For this reason, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and the Bellingham Business Journal have partnered to bring voters this 2007 election guide. Ten questions were sent to each Bellingham mayor, county executive, Bellingham City Council and County Council candidate. In the links below, you will find verbatim answers from those who responded. It is our hope that in this crowded field of candidates, these answers will help our readers better understand both the issues facing our community and the thoughts of our local candidates, allowing you to form your own opinions about who should get your support and your vote.
Primary ballots will be mailed Aug. 1 and are due back Aug. 21. Don’t forget to make your vote count this election.
Bellingham City Council At Large:
Bellingham City Council Ward 1:
Bellingham City Council Ward 3:
Bellingham City Council Ward 4:
Bellingham City Council Ward 5:
Whatcom County Executive:
Whatcom County Council, District 1, Position B:
Whatcom County Council, District 2, Position B: