Tonia Boze to be one of three vying for Bellingham City Council at Large Position in August Primary.
I never thought I’d get into politics, but I love my home, my city and I want this to the the kind of place my grandchildren can grow up in, so I felt compelled to give voters a choice. I want a safe, clean , welcoming community that people from all walks of life can come to and make their home.
I am a single mom to 4 kids, have a brand new granddaughter and am a small business owner. I moved to Bellingham soon after graduating high school and immediately fell in love with our city and the surrounding areas.
Given the climate that not everyone is supporting our First Responders, and this includes our local law enforcement, which I have always supported and continue to support, I find myself in this race.
We need to seek ways to constantly improve our First Responders standing and trust in our community. We need to hold on to the values of compassion for the addicted and mentally ill but refuse to surrender our public spaces to tarps, needles, garbage and violence.
Housing and living costs have risen substantially. Among the ways to address aﬀordability is to find ways to make our resources go farther, and do things better. We don’t want to add to the burden of increased costs, we want to find ways to reduce them. When it comes to spending, raising taxes should be our last consideration, not our first one.
In my profession, I have listened to people from all walks of life to help them achieve their goals, and that is what I intend to do here.