Rep Luanne VanWerven

Riley Sweeney, who serves as communications director in the City of Ferndale, took a bit of time to blast Rep VanWerven on Social Media.

Riley Sweeney Communication/Recreation City of Ferndale

In a comment made on the 42nd Legislative Democrats facebook page Mr. Sweeney compliments the editor of the Cascadia Weekly, Tim Johnson, for ” drawing connections… between Van Werven and the pro-plague rally in Lynden and the Disintegration of the WA Republicans.”

The Fourth Corner is not sure what he means by pro plague rally in Lynden as this reporter did not see him there to be able to make such a statement.  So its obviously political dogma.

Since many know of his activism in the Democratic party this really comes as no surprise but there is concern among many that his spouting off of what can be called “democratic party dogma” can be seen as communication from the City of Ferndale.

If the reader will remember it was the Mayor of Ferndale who stated he would not attend a rally in support of the Intalco Workers because it was “a political rally”. See the article here.  Now his Communications director is making anti Republican comments on a very pro Democratic Party Web Site.  The message pictured below is written at 1:34 PM and was downloaded as a screen shot from a local Facebook page.

The Mayor’s position is  non-partisan and the Mayor is elected to serve all of the people.  Is this positive leadership for Ferndale?  You decide

Riley Sweeney has been involved as Communications director since Gary Jensen was mayor and he served under Jon Mutchler as well.

Riley Sweeney won the Paul deArmond Citizen Journalism award for his “political junkie” blog. A local journalism award presented by Northwest Citizen and others. Sadly I cannot easily find a single article from the blog posted anywhere.