Like so many others, I yearn for a candidate who is experienced, trustworthy, honest, fair, sound of judgment and a true public servant. How lucky for me, and others, that we already have such a person on the council, and have the opportunity to re-elect him.
I believe Carl Weimer has already demonstrated in two terms on the council his understanding of the needs of all county constituents (farmers, business people and city dwellers) and his commitment to protecting the environment that makes Whatcom the special place we call home.
At this moment, we need good council members more than ever. We face big money and big pressure to establish a coal port with greatly increased numbers of coal trains that will pollute fishing grounds, create new health risks, and block access to commerce and emergency services.
This election is a very big one for the future of Whatcom County. We need our best team on the council. I believe we need to re-elect Carl Weimer and elect Barry Buchanan, Ken Mann and Rud Browne.