FERNDALE - Jon Mutchler, pastor and musician, would like to continue wearing another hat in the city - that of city council member.
Mutchler, 53, announced Monday, April 29, he will seek a second term on the council. He defeated incumbent Ken Downey by five votes in a recount in 2009.
Mutchler is a fiscal conservative who voted with the minority against a 3 percent property tax hike for 2013.
He took a firm position on the city's hard-water problem, which drew hundreds of complaints from residents and businesses. He said the city should pursue a large-scale water softener for the treatment plant.
Mutchler is the founding pastor of the Ferndale Alliance Church. He had a regular gig as a pianist at the Semiahmoo Resort until it closed in December.