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The Fourth Corner General Election 2022 election.

THE FOURTH CORNER  RECOMMENDATIONS!! Here they are:         A.  STATEWIDE: U.S. Senate Tiffany Smiley. U.S. Congress Representative District 2 Dan Matthews State Secretary of State to fill Kim Wyman's term: Julie Anderson seems to favor ranked order voting which is actually being voted on in Seattle this type of voting removes the one person one vote rule and weighs votes differently. VOTE RECOMMENDATION: Either Steve Hobbs or Protest Write-In Brad Klippert ...

Turned in Ballots lowest in 8 Years

TURN IN YOUR BALLOTS ASAP (make sure your vote gets Counted) Ninth Day of Ballot turn in shows lowest rate since 2014: So far in Northern Whatcom County and the 42nd Legislative District turnout is running well below average as of the Ninth Day of Checking in Ballots.  So far unofficially 31642 ballots have been turned in to the Auditor in preparation for counting on Election Day.  With the Fourth Corner's unofficial count of ...

Is The Ferndale Aluminum Smelter coming back? Sefzik on Capital Budget funding

Intalco “We did very well in the Senate’s capital budget proposal,” Sefzik said. “I am especially excited about the $10 million appropriation for Intalco. Restart is looking more and more like reality.” They include funding for the missing link of the Jim Kaemingk, Sr. Trail in Lynden, and a pump station and housing for the developmentally disabled in Blaine. All told, the Senate capital budget proposal provides $11.8 million for the 42nd ...

Senate Democrat Leader Fails in getting ruling to stop Senator Sefzik Speech on the Floor of State Senate.

Legislature's youngest member riffs from Ben Franklin to Darth Vader On Wednesday February 15th Senator Simon Sefzik of the 42nd District stood up to speak for an amendment to Senate Bill 5909.  The Bill was brought forth to rein in the Governor's powers during an emergency.  Senator Sefzik was speaking in favor of an amendment to make the bill even stronger and was called to task by the Leader of the Democrats Andy Billig ...

Ben Elenbaas Raises 32K since campaign began.

Here is a list of his PDC Contributions In a press release from the Ben Elenbaas for State Senate in the 42nd District campaign... the campaign states it has collected $32,000 for its campaign. He has also earned the "public endorsement of both conservative Whatcom County Councilmembers, Kathy Kershner and Tyler Byrd. More from the press release: Republicans in the 42nd face a set of very real challenges: In 2018, Democrats won the House seat ...

City of Blaine: Small Towns letter to state officials “might not represent the best solution”

Mayor of Blaine: Some of our council members felt very strongly that this letter might not represent the best solution. You Decide.   WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Some small city mayors in Whatcom County sent the following letter to the heads of 4 state agencies asking them to implement water management solutions addressing floods, drought and other problems that they say have damaged their communities in the past year.   From: January 28, 2022 ...

Senator Sefzik announces bid to retain 42nd Senate seat in the Legislature.

  Sen. Simon Sefzik at the Washington State Capitol, January 21, 2022. Youngest state senator Simon Sefzik announces bid to retain 42nd legislative seat.    (FERNDALE, WA) State Senator Simon Sefzik (R-42) officially announced today that he will run to retain the 42ndDistrict State Senate seat, a position previously held by Sen. Doug Ericksen who passed away in December.  Senator Sefzik released the following statement.  “I’ve already shown an ability to work ...

Elenbaas To Run for State Senate!

Councilman Ben Elenbaas of the 5th Council District that runs along the north Coast of Whatcom County has thrown his hat in the ring to replace Senator Doug Ericksen as the Senator for the 42nd Legislative District.  The Primary will be August 2nd and the last day to file for all offices in Whatcom County is May 20th. Full Statement HERE:

How does the legislature work: “Cutoff Days” and their meaning for Bills becoming law.

CUT OFF DATES for the 2022 Legislative Session...   January 10, 2022 First Day of Session February 3, 2022 Last day to read in committee reports (pass bills out of committee and read them into the record on the floor) in house of origin, except House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees. February 7, 2022 Last day to read in committee reports (pass bills out of committee and read them ...

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