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Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party.   Our goal is to keep you Informed, Interested and Involved in our Local Political Activities.   

The Whatcom Democrats Operate all year around, supporting Democrats at all levels, with an office at 215 W. Holly Street, in Downtown Bellingham.  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.


Democratic Women’s Club

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-11-18 15:12

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 12 th , at Jalapenos Restaurant in Barkley Village beginning at 11:30. The address is 2945 Newmarket Place, Suite 101. We will be holding an election for 2 nd Vice-Chair of the Club, and we’ll also have our annual gift exchange. For more information call Linda Pace at 734-1697.

VA Health Care Panel

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-11-18 15:11

Thursday Nov 21

7 PM St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center

3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham.

Panel discussion on how the Veterans health care system provides the highest quality of health care in the United States. Featuring Dr. Bridget Cantrell, author and psychologist, specializing in veterans care; and Doris Kent, Gold Star mother, veterans’ service provider. United for National Healthcare.


Another Successful Yard Sale

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-11-18 15:10

Thanks to all the members who donated items for the September yard sale. We made just over $600 for the Whatcom Democrats operating fund. Fundraising events like these are successful only because of our dedicated volunteers. A special thanks are due to Yard Sale Coordinator Sharon Alford and to Betty McClendon, who opened her garage on demand for weeks. Additional thanks to Kira Derhgawen, Carol Quimby, Linda Schonborn, Karen Finney, Barbara Bessire, Bonnie Bucher and Ronalee Kincaid.

Election Night Party

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-11-18 15:09

Thanks to all those who attended our Election Night Victory Party. This special night was made possible by the generosity of Rud Browne, Ken Mann, Barry Buchanan, and Carl Weimer. Thanks to Laurel Cook, Ronalee Kincaid, and Judy Mullenix for help with set-up and purchase of food.

Volunteer Opportunities

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-11-18 15:08

Would you like to get more involved with the Whatcom Democrats? We have an open office shift, Wednesdays, noon-2:00. We also need helpers for Holiday party set- up and clean up. Call Gwen at 647-7661 if you can help.

Pauline Hillaire Book Tour & Performances

Submitted by John Flancher on Sun, 2013-11-17 12:42

Pauline Hillaire Book Tour & Performances Recent National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Honoree, Pauline Hillaire, Scälla–Of the Killer Whale, tradition-bearer for the Lummi People, has compiled a book about her father Joe Hillaire and Coast Salish traditions titled “A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire”. Joseph Hillaire is recognized as one of the great Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the early twentieth century.

Big coal violates law to elect Republicans

Submitted by Mike Estes on Fri, 2013-10-18 14:34

Whatcom County citizens call on Attorney General and PDC to act immediately



Get Out The Vote Party

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 10:25

Our regularly scheduled October Membership Meeting occurs right when ballots are being mailed out! Join us on Thursday, October 17th at 6 PM for opportunities to talk with voters.  To phone-bank or doorbell for the County Council Races, stop by the Whatcom Wins! office in the Herald Building. After a productive evening, we'll all meet up at the campaign office for snacks and a beer!


Election 2013

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 10:22

Support Our Endorsed Candidates

Whatcom County Council

District 1 Barry Buchanan

District 2 Ken Mann

District 3 Carl Weimer

At Large Rud Browne

Bellingham City Council

Ward 2 Gene Knutson

Ward 4 Pinky Vargas

Ward 6 Michael Lilliquist

At Large Roxanne Murphy

Port of Bellingham Commissioner

District 1 Renata Kowalczyk

Upcoming Forums!

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 10:14

Hold the conservatives accountable! The Human Services forum is on Monday, Oct 7th, 5:30pm at the Bellingham Municipal Court. It will cover the County and City Council candidates. The League of Women Voters forum is Thursday, Oct 10th at 6:30pm at the same place and will cover the County Council candidates.

October 7 Human Services Forum

October 9 Point Roberts Forum

October 10 League of Women Voters County Council Forum

October 15 Birch Bay Forum

October 16 Foothills Forum