Jon Mutchler has lived in Whatcom County a long time — over 30 years. While in my book that is a virtual newcomer, for many of us old-timers he at least has a couple of roots down. He is running for mayor of Ferndale.
I believe he shares few of the tax-and-spend policies of the Bellingham mayor and council, and recognizes the responsibility to govern prudently. Jon understands that without business there is no tax base. He also understands the needs of schools. His wife taught in the public Ferndale school system, and can empathize with those requirements.
Ferndale needs continued leadership that will not break the citizen or run down private business. I believe Jon is the perfect fit.