I have walked the docks since I was 4 years old and I’ve seen many changes over the 41 years I’ve been commercial fishing out of Squalicum harbor. The fortunes of our maritime businesses have ebbed and flowed over the years. With waterfront re-development on its agenda, the Port of Bellingham has a unique opportunity to once again take advantage of our strategic marine location. After years of wondering when something would happen, and complaining when nothing did happen, I am stepping up to offer my leadership to the Port of Bellingham.
The reason I am running for Ferndale mayor is that I have had different businesses and have been involved with government and waht to provide fresh ideas to make Ferndale friendly and No. 1 in the county.
I agree with the thesis set forth in a recent letter to the editor concerning the “bait and switch” tactics of converting sales tax revenue from the WTA that was earmarked for saving Sunday bus service for the folks here in Whatcom County.
As we look at the history of the foundation we are amazed at the growth of the endowment and what the generosity of the community has allowed the foundation to fund for our graduates in taking their next steps in life.