Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party. The Whatcom Democrats operate all year around, supporting Democrats at all levels, with an office at 215 W. Holly Street, in Downtown Bellingham, which is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm. Our campaign office, just down the hall, is busy phone-banking and door-belling every afternoon, and phone-banking every evening. The Campaign welcomes volunteers!
We have Monthly Meetings at the Bellingham Public Library, generally on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00 PM.
Please check our Monthly Calendar to stay updated on all our events. Click on "Calendar" at the top left side to get an expanded monthly view.
Carbon WA –Endorsed
Paid and Protected Sick leave – Endorsed
Initiative 1401 –Endangered Species – Endorsed
Initiative 1366 –Eyman initiative – Opposed
Charter Review Amendments 1-3 – Opposed
County Council Amendment 10 – Endorsed
Proposal by County Exec to build a new jail – No endorsement
Our Campaign office now has a dedicated phone line for use by volunteers. Please call (360)255-1589 to reach the campaign office.
Join us tonight at 8:00 for an election night get-together at Bayou on the Bay. We will be outside on the patio, as we wait for primary results.
There is normally no August meeting, but a special meeting has been scheduled for August 27 to consider post-primary Initiatives, Charter Review and County Council Amendments and the Jail issue. The meeting will take place at the campaign office at 215 W.
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Sen. Doug Ericksen Bills Taxpayers for Weekend Meals, Entertainment
As the latest special session is set to close on June 30th, once again Sen. Doug Ericksen (R-42) is charging the taxpayers for his extravagance. On top of his legislative salary of $42,106, Ericksen claimed a per diem of $120 a day almost every day of the session this year, including weekends when there was no legislative events occurring.
Thank you to all candidates who attended our June 18 Endorsement Meeting. We were privileged to hear from so many qualified and dedicated individuals.
Endorsement required two thirds of the number of ballots, which in this case was 54 out of the 83 ballots cast.
County Executive – No Endorsement
Council District 1 – Todd Donovan (www.donovanforwhatcom.org)
Council District 2 – Satpal Sidhu (www.votesatpalsidhu.com)
Port of Bellingham District 3 – Robert (Bobby) Briscoe
At our Central Committee meeting on June 18, the Whatcom Democrats will vote on whether to endorse any candidate who requested endorsement prior to the deadline of close-of-business on Tuesday June 16. The attachment leads to the official ballot.
On Saturday June 13, more than a dozen Whatcom Democrats marched together in the kickoff procession preceding the Stommish races of the Lummi Nation. The day was lovely and clear, perfect for the event. Amongst us were candidates Todd Donovan (County Council), Satpal Sidhu (County Council), and April Barker (City Council).
We thank our Lummi neighbors for letting us participate.
The Whatcom Democrats will vote on endorsement of candidates during the monthly membership meeting on June 18, at 7 PM, Bellingham Public Library downtown, in the downstairs lecture room. Any candidate seeking endorsement should contact Program Manager Gwen Groden at the Democrats' office at 647-7661, not later than Tuesday June 16. All such candidates should plan to attend the meeting. Prior arrangement is required.
At 5:15 AM on May 13, several Whatcom Democrats turned up at the entrance to St. Joseph's Hospital to support the SEIU-1199 one-day strike of CNAs and techs.