Ex-Whatcom Dem chair: After child’s hospitalization, ‘not sure how I managed to return’ to 2013 campaign
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 23, 2015
I asked Mike Estes, until recently the chairman of the Whatcom Democrats, to say why he opted not to seek a leadership position with the county party after more than two years as its chair.
The county party elected new leadership on Jan. 8. Catherine Chambers replaces Estes. I just filed a story about the leadership change that will run in The Bellingham Herald soon.
Estes provided a statement, which makes it clear that “to spend more time with family” is not in this case the tossed-off statement it often is when spoken by people resigning a position. Estes made it clear to me it was OK to post his statement in full. Here it is:
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 22, 2015
Riley Sweeney’s strength lies in his consistency. “I saw a young fellow ... who was willing to have a voice,” blogger John Servais said.
Posted by Samantha Wohlfeil on January 14, 2015
Two legislators who represent parts of Whatcom County have introduced dueling oil transportation safety bills in the Senate.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 14, 2015
Not all Democrats are behind Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon tax.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 12, 2015
The state Legislature will meet for 104 more days, but one wonders if the centerpieces of the governor’s budget are already done with.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 8, 2015
Sen. Doug Ericksen’s proposed two-thirds rule for the state Senate? Tim Eyman approves.
Posted by Ralph Schwartz on January 7, 2015
Ericksen’s apparent climate stance is out on a limb.