Welcome to the Whatcom County Democratic Party! We invite you to browse our site and hope you will find something that helps inspire your political spirit. It is our desire to help keep you informed and motivated in support of the ideals and principles of the Whatcom County Democrats.
You too can be part of the excitement. Join us at the Whatcom Wins! 2013 campaign office on first floor of the Herald Building to help our four endorsed County Council candidates: incumbents Carl Weimer and Ken Mann as well as the challengers Rud Browne and Barry Buchanan. Office hours are Mon-Thurs 10 am to 8 PM, Fri-Sat 10 am to 6 PM, and 1 to 8 PM on Sundays. The phone number is 360-220-7828. Please feel free to drop by or call to volunteer for doorbelling and making calls.
Our annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner was held on August 22 Silver Reef Event Center. Special guest speakers included Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, Darrell Hillaire, and Johnny Mao of No New Jim Crow Seattle.
This is how we win . Thanks to many, many people, we've reached out to over 10,000 voters about this coming election and the great candidates who are running. One of the stars of this effort was Matt Bobbink , our summer intern, who completed this internship this past week. In the friendly competition among doorbellers to collect the most Pledge- to-Vote cards from voters, Matt blew away the competition. Thanks for your hard work, Matt!
Both Rep. Rick Larsen and Rep. Suzan DelBene are pushing for surveillance reform in the wake of recent privacy violations by the National Security Agency. Larsen, in a statement released here pushed for increased oversight.
Results from the August 6 th primary are in. With 12, 438 ballots returned and 600 left to count, Roxanne Murphy has come out on top in the Bellingham City Council At-Large race. With 4814 votes, she has received 50.79% of the the total vote. Candidates Bob Burr (2379 votes, 25.1%) and Allen Brown (2285 votes, 24.11%) are separated by a mere 94 votes, so this one will bear further watching. Steven Smith (6054 votes, 53.4% of total) will face John Blethen (3264 votes, 28.83%) in the general election for the Bellingham School District 501 Director Position 4.
by Riley Sweeney
Despite the fact that (almost) all the progressive candidates showed up for the Tea Party forum in July, the conservative candidates refused to attend a forum hosted by RE Sources and Futurewise about zoning, growth issues and water quality.
At the July Central Committee meeting, Whatcom Democrats elected Catherine Chambers and Jeffrey Margolis Honored Democrats for 2013. All Whatcom Democrats will be familiar with both, as they have both been very active in issues concerning life in Whatcom County. Congratulations Catherine and Jeffrey, and thanks for all your work over the years!
Campaign activities for our four County Council candidates (Barry Buchanan, Ken Mann, Carl Weimer, Rud Browne) are being run out of our Whatcom Wins Campaign Office, Herald Building #106. 1155 N State St. Bellingham, WA. The office is open most days, all day and evening. Call ahead at 360-220-7828. We won't win without YOUR HELP! Here are some ways you can join our efforts
● Neighborhood Canvassing - join our weekend or weekday canvassing teams, talking to Democrats about our candidates and how important this election is. Training always provided.
Join Catherine Chambers, City Council Member Cathy Lehman, Lisa McShane, Maggie Hanson, Tara Nelson and Frances Badgett as they host a fundraiser for City Council Candidates Pinky Vargas and Roxanne Murphy at the home of Catherine Chambers located at 1542 Iron St. (the corner of Iron and York) on August 17th for door knocking in the York Neighborhood from Noon - 3 p.m. and join us for Ice Cream Sundaes from 3-5 p.m. If you are interested in door knocking or have any questions, contact Catherine at 647.3888.
Outreach Committee dynamo Alyce Werkema is working on staffing for our booth at the fair. If you are interested in taking a shift in the booth, please call 647-7661, and we will coordinate with Alyce. Fair week is our chance to interact with a large number of people and talk about our values and candidates.