Whatcom Blaine City Council Ward 3 Pos 6 Barbara M Sturdivant

Candidate Statement:

Barbara Sturdivant Blaine City Council Candidate Ward 4 Pos 6

As residents of Blaine for over 15 years, my husband John and I have enjoyed the lifestyle and beauty of the Pacific Northwest and Blaine in particular.  I see a diamond in the rough that could only get brighter.

Focused development in re-establishing Blaine as a ‘go-to’ destination for businesses and recreation is a path worth considering.  The City Council should have a role in assisting our local businesses and restaurants not only in reopening efforts but continued success as well.

The bike/walk path from downtown Blaine could be expanded to tie in our neighboring communities of Semiahmoo and Birch Bay.   As a dog lover I would like to see a new dog park or improve the current location at Skallman Park.

As a grandmother of 14, Blaine could use more family-focused activities.  The July 4th celebration is a great example.  It showcases the best of Blaine and its values,  while focusing on families and a unique day of fun.

As a member of the Blaine City Council, I hope to provide leadership,  guided by common sense, that will support a safe and prosperous community.

Elected experience:

  • Secretary of Members Advisory Board at Semiahmoo G&CC
  • President of Boundary Ridge Home Owners Association

Other Professional Experience:

  • Retired RN working as a clinical nurse for 25 years
  • 14 year career in drug development with Amgen
  • International clinical trial research in oncology with a company out of Edinburgh Scotland.


  • BA degree in History from Southern Methodist University in Texas
  • BS degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University
  • Masters Degree in Business from Pepperdine University in California.

Community Service:

  • Several Board positions at Semiahmoo G&CC
  • President of Boundary Ridge Homeowners Association
  • Volunteer work at Christ the King Church in Bellingham
  • Support work with the ‘We Will’ initiative in Blaine