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.
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Long time observer of State and Local Politics. Charlie was born and raised in Whatcom County Washington. Served in the US Air Force in the 70's and served for 12 years on the Meridian School Board (north of Bellingham Washington) and a stint on the County Charter Review Commission. Retired except for Blogging and enjoying life.
Ben has my vote.
Very bad form , Ben. Let’s give Simon a chance. Your needed on the Council. You won’t have my vote
I beg to differ, it’s not bad form. The people of the 42nd District didn’t get a vote in the 42nd District replacement. The Whatcom County Council appointment is interim only, and Not representative of the people’s vote or choice. Ben will bring life experience as well as a public service background to the table & the voters of Whatcom County deserve, and are owed, the right to choose their representative. Simon is not owed a chance as the representative of the people, he has to earn it. Let the voter decide, and don’t shame people for stepping up to the plate.