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Candidates running for office this election season

End of day Friday, May 19th, was the deadline for candidates to file for political office this election season. This next Friday is the deadline for withdrawing if any candidate wishes to.

The primary election will be held August 1st and the general election will follow on November 7th.

The following have officially declared their candidacy and since no more than two are contending for any one position, none will appear on the primary ballot.

Ferndale City Council (4-year term, $72 filing fee)

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Position 5 (currently Cathy Watson)
– Cathy Watson
– Derrick Watson

Position 6 (currently Carol Bersch)
– Connie Faria
– Kate Hansen

Position 7 (currently Brent Goodrich)
– Fred Kennedy
– Matt Hansen

Whatcom County Council (4-year term, $306.60 filing fee)

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At-Large Position A (currently Barry Buchanon)
– Barry Buchanan
– Mary Kay Robinson

Ferndale School Board (2-year term, $0 filing fee)

District 2 (currently Candice Wilson)
– Candice Wilson

District 4 (currently Lee Anne Riddle)
– Lee Anne Riddle

District 5 (currently Andrew McLaurin)
– Andrew McLaurin

Whatcom County Fire Protection District 7 (6-year term, $0 filing fee)

Position 2 (currently Gerald Metzger)
– Paul Kelley
– Eric Grant

Whatcom County Fire Protection District 8 (2-year term, $0 filing fee)

Commissioner Position 2 (currently David Lehmann)
– David Lehmann

Commissioner Position 4 (currently Keith Neher)
– Keith Neher
– Dustin Gleaves

Commissioner Position 5 (currently L.H. ‘Butch’ Markhart)
– L.H. ‘Butch’ Markhart

Whatcom County Fire Protection District 11 (6-year term, $0 filing fee)

Commissioner Position 2 (currently Wendell L. Terry)
– Wendell L. Terry

Whatcom County Fire Protection District 17 ($0 filing fee)

Commissioner Position 1 (currently Susan Garlock) 4-yr unexpired term
– Susan Garlock

Commissioner Position 2 (currently William Carroll) 6-yr short & full term
– William Carroll

Commissioner Position 3 (currently James Taxdahl) 2-yr unexpired term
– James Taxdahl

Whatcom County Fire Protection District 21 (6-year term, $0 filing fee)

Commissioner Position 2 (currently Bruce Ansell)
– Bruce Ansell

Commissioner Position 4 (currently Rich Bosman)
– Rich Bosman
– Reid Campion

Commissioner Position 5 (currently Larry McPhail)
– Larry McPhail

Whatcom County Cemetery District 2 ($0 filing fee)

Commissioner Position 1 (currently Charles Baker) 4-year unexpired term
– no candidate

Commissioner Position 2 (currently Dorothy Hanson) 6-year short and full term
– no candidate

Whatcom County Cemetery District 6 ($0 filing fee)

Commissioner Position 2 (currently Brandi Tilton) 6-year short and full term
– Brandi Tilton

Whatcom County Cemetery District 7 ($0 filing fee)

Commissioner Position 2 (currently Mario Bonilla) 6-year term
– Mario Bonilla

 

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