Carl Weimer, a reliable progressive vote on the Whatcom County Council, announced Monday, April 8, that he will seek a third term.
The decision goes against his earlier plan to limit himself to two terms. Weimer said he wants to participate in decisions on a coal port at Cherry Point, a new jail and restoration of Lake Whatcom.
"I am willing to serve one more term if the public decides experience and sound reasoning are important traits for making these critical decisions," he said in Monday's statement.
Weimer championed an 8,844-acre park around Lake Whatcom and has said he is eager to work toward compliance with a new state report mandating better stormwater controls in developed areas around the lake. He also supported reducing development options to meet the terms of a lawsuit filed against the county over the amount of growth allowed in rural areas.
Weimer, 59, is executive director of the national Pipeline Safety Trust, created after the 1999 Bellingham pipeline explosion.