ELECTION 2019 CANDIDATE PROFILE
Candidate’s submitted biography (unedited):
Small Business Owner.
Whatcom County Planning Commissioner.
Here’s why I’m running:
Build Strong Communities Affordable Housing, Rural Broadband, and a Healthy Environment
Support Resilient Families Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Hometown Healthcare Access, Invest in our future generations
Transition to a Clean Energy Economy Meet the Challenge of Climate Change, ensure water for fish, farms and families, create new family wage jobs, build protective infrastructure
About Natalie McClendon
For four decades, Natalie has been involved in her community, including paid and volunteer stints with the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, PTA, Boy Scouts, non-commercial community radio. She has served as Chair of the Whatcom Democrats and ran as a Democrat for the Legislature in 2012.
For over twenty years, Natalie and her now ex-husband Mark Turner have operated Turner Photographics, and is active in the Ferndale, Blaine and Birch Bay Chambers of Commerce. Like many industries, they have had to reinvent their business every few years to respond to technological change. She knows first-hand the struggles that small business people face.
Natalie is currently serving her second term on the Whatcom County Planning Commission, where she deals with many of the issues that come before the County Council. She’s had a front row seat on many of the most difficult problems we face in Whatcom County, and has gained an understanding of how we can work more effectively in solving problems.
Whatcom County Council candidate Madeline McClendon is interviewed by My Ferndale News (July 19, 2019).
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