Ferndale Politics is Calling You – Open Offices in 2015

'Uncle Sam Wants You' by James Montgomery Flagg - Library of Congress. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
'Uncle Sam Wants You' by James Montgomery Flagg - Library of Congress. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

'Uncle Sam Wants You' by James Montgomery Flagg - Library of Congress. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
‘Uncle Sam Wants You’ by James Montgomery Flagg – Library of Congress. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

There are several open political offices available to you in 2015 to represent the community of Ferndale.

There is a county council seat, the Ferndale mayor’s office, more than a couple city council and school board positions and cemetery and fire district commissioner seats.

Some positions require candidates reside within their districts. Check with the Election Division of the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office for specifics.

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Prospective candidates must file in-person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s office (311 Grand Avenue, Suite 103, Bellingham), by mail or online beginning 9am on May 11, 2015 until 4pm on May 15, 2015. Complete details are available at the County’s Elections website.

 

Whatcom County

Council District 3 Position B – 4-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Barbara Brenner
Filing fee: $247.05


City of Ferndale

Mayor – 4-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Gary Jensen (has announced he will not run for reelection)
Filing fee: $321.12

Council Position 1 – 4-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Cathy Watson (has announced she will run for the mayor’s office)
Filing fee: $69.96

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Council Position 2 – 4-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Melvin Hansen
Filing fee: $69.96

Council Position 3 – 4-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Keith Olson
Filing fee: $69.96

Council Position 4 – 4-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Paul Ingram
Filing fee: $69.96


Ferndale School District 502 (ie School Board)

Director District 1 – 4-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Kevin Erickson
Filing fee: $0.00

Director District 2 – 4-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Stuart McKay
Filing fee: $0.00

Director District 3 – 4-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Hugh Foulke
Filing fee: $0.00


Fire Protection District 7

Commissioner Position 1 – 6-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Alfred Saab Jr
Filing fee: $0.00


Cemetery District 6

Commissioner Position 1 – 6-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Julie Hughes
Filing fee: $0.00

Cemetery District 7

Commissioner Position 1 – 6-year term, Nonpartisan
Incumbent: Leonard Sund
Filing fee: $0.00

 

 

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