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2023 General Endorsements & Recommendations



Whatcom County Sheriff: Blaine Police Chief Donnell (Tank) Tanksley Website

Whatcom County Council Dist. 5 (Coastal): Jackie Dexter Website

Whatcom County Council At-Large: Jon Scanlon Website

Whatcom County Executive: Satpal Sidhu Website

Bellingham City Council At-Large: Jace Cotton Website

Bellingham Initiative 2023-01, Raise Minimum Wage: Vote Yes Website for 1 & 2

Bellingham Initiative 2023-02, Protect Renters: Vote Yes

Bellingham Greenways Levy 5: Vote Yes Website

Sedro-Wooley School Board No. 101 Director District 3: Hannah Oliver Website

Meridian School District Pos. 5: J. Riley Sweeney Website


(Choose one in each race)

County Executive: Satpal Sidhu (Endorsed)

County Council At-Large: Jon Scanlon (Endorsed)

Bellingham Mayor: Seth Fleetwood, Kim Lund

Bellingham City Council Ward 1: Eamonn Collins, Hannah Stone

Bellingham City Council Ward 3: Liz Darrow, Dan Hammill

Bellingham City Council At-Large: Jace Cotton (Endorsed), Russ Whidbee

Meridian School District Pos. 5: J. Riley Sweeney (Endorsed)


42nd LD Democrats Endorsements, made by Precinct Committee Officers and other members after meeting with the candidates: 


FUSE Washington is a nonprofit progressive advocacy organization that is a member of the nationwide ProgressNow network. If publishes the Progressive Voters Guide online, including a guide specific to Whatcom County and Bellingham: 


Whatcom-based Riveters Collective “discovers, develops, and promotes effective progressive civic action in Whatcom County and neighboring communities.” It interviews candidates after having them complete questionnaires. Their 2023 primary endorsements are on their website: 


Washington Conservation Action (formerly Washington Conservation Voters) has made endorsements in our Whatcom County races, and says other endorsements (presumably including Bellingham city races) “will be released on a rolling basis throughout the election season”:


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