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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.

Tip of the Hat to our Primary Candidates

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-09-07 09:53

The Whatcom Democrats extend their thanks to all of our certified Democratic candidates that didn’t make it past the primary. Running for public office is a challenge, but it represents a deep commitment to public service, and regardless of electoral success, that is to be valued.

Lynden Fair Wrap-Up

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010-09-07 09:52

A hearty THANK YOU to the people who helped make this year’s Lynden Fair booth a success. Major planning and executing was done by Alyce Werkema, Margaret Irvine, Peggy Borgens, Judy Mullenix, Steve Lydolph, Steve Schuck, Riley Seeney and Bryna Hoffmeister.

2010 Primary Election Recommendations

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 14:05


Federal US. Senate Patty Murray
Federal 2nd Congressional District No Endorsement yet
Rick Larsen
Diana McGinness
Larry Kalb
42nd Legislative District Senate Pat Jerns
42nd Legislative District House of Rep, Position 1 No endorsement yet
Richard May
Al Jensen
42nd Legislative District House of Rep, Position 2 Kelli Linville
40th Legislative District House of Rep, Position 1 No endorsement yet
Tom Pasma
Thomas Boucher
Kris Lytton
40th Legislative District House of Rep, Position 2 Jeff Morris
Whatcom County Council District 1, Position B Jean Melious
 Washington State Supreme Court, Position 1
WA State Democrats endorsement

Stan Rumbaugh

 Washington State Supreme Court, Position 6
WA State Democrats endorsement

Charles Wiggins

Primary Election Analysis & Trivia Contest

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 13:44

Thursday, August 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

1419 N. Forest St, Bellingham  (between Champion & Magnolia)
All Democrats Welcome

The August monthly membership meeting will be a more fun and casual meeting complete with a zippy trivia contest. To get your trivia tastebuds tingling, we offer up a teaser: “What is Washington State’s official state muffin?”     
The Answer: Blueberry        ELECTION RESULTS

Picnic with Pete & Pike August 8

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 13:30

Its time for the annual Democratic Picnic! It will be held SUNDAY, August 8th from 4:30 - 8:30 pm in the Upper Pavilion of Fairhaven Park, Chuckanut Dr, Bellingham.

Grilled chicken, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, and desserts from the candidates! If that isn't enough to whet your appetite, both Mayor Dan Pike and County Executive Pete Kremen will be speaking, or as I call it "a Ham and Cheese sandwich."

Justice Races Likely Decided in Primary

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 13:23

Most elected judge positions in Washington State operate on different election rules than we are used to. If one candidate receives more than fifty percent of the vote in the Primary Election, then that person only will appear on the General Election ballot. This means, in races where there are only two candidates, the election is decided in the Primary. Even if there are three candidates, it is possible for one candidate to garner over 50% in the Primary.

Our Candidates Need Your Help For a Strong Primary Win

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 13:16

If you made it to one of the candidate forums sponsored in July by the local Tea Party, you know first hand what our candidates are up against. Clinging to the Constitution with fundementalist fervor, combined with a near-hatred of the government, is not a successful formula for solving real problems for real people.

Vote Jean for County Council

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 13:13

Jean Melious is running for County Council this year. Because of the whole jumble of Bob Kelly resigning and Ward Nelson being appointed to the seat through a shady backroom deal, there is a County Council race this year, and Jean’s running.

Jean Melious is the chair of the County planning commission, where she has worked hard to protect our quality of life here in Whatcom. Using her expertise as both a lawyer and a professor of environmental law at Western Washington University, she is ready to clean up the mess left by the current conservative county council.

Citizens Speak Out Against Council’s Urban Growth Expansion

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 13:10

Okay, it has been a little while since we have whacked the county council, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that they have been harmless. Once again, they are pushing to expand the Urban Growth Areas, turning our precious farmland into endless stretches of sprawl.

Democrats at the Northwest Washington Fair

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-07-29 13:05

Again this year we will have a booth at the NW WA Fair in Lynden, August 16-21.  We have a great location, just opposite Gate 1 on Front Street. Come by and see us!

Volunteers are needed to staff the booth and be ambassadors for the Democratic Party. Please call the office at 647-7661 to sign up.
Volunteers receive a pass into the fair on the day they work.  Shifts of 4 hours in length start at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm.