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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.

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

Don’t Forget Our City Council and Port Candidates!

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 10:11

by John Flancher

This is an important election that will have a long-term impact on Whatcom County. Every Democrat needs to turn out and vote for our endorsed candidates and issues. While the County Council races are getting lots of attention, don’t forget our City Council and Port races. These candidates need your votes and your help. You can help by:

● Writing letters to the editor

● Spreading the word about them on Facebook, and liking their Facebook pages

● Doorbelling

● Volunteering

● Donating to their campaigns

Kountouros Resigns

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 10:02

by John Flancher

Whatcom Democrats 1 st Vice Chair Stephanie Kountouros has announced her resignation from the Executive Board. Stephanie expects to be very busy with Planned Parenthood (her real job) as they work in support of the new health exchanges and feels that she will not have time to fulfill her role as Vice Chair. Keep up the good work, Stephanie, and thanks for all of your contributions to the Whatcom Dems.


Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 09:59

Campaign activities for our four County Council candidates 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.

Yard signs for most of our endorsed candidates are now available from the Whatcom Democrats office (215 W. Holly Suite B-27) Open M-F 10 AM - 2 PM, sometimes open later in the afternoon. INFO: 647-7661.

Support Sakuma Farm Workers

Submitted by John Flancher on Mon, 2013-10-07 09:47

by Daydre Phillips

The Whatcom Democrats and the State Democrats passed a resolution supporting the Sakuma Farm Workers (Familias Unidas por la Justicia). Furthermore a district judge has ruled that Sakuma needs to stop intimidating the workers and has to remove the armed guards that were placed at the workers farm.