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Nov. 2nd is the deadline to get your ballot in the mail, or drop off at one of the drop-off locations. The drop-off near the County Courthouse has changed. Located in the parking lot south of the courthouse.

As I've said before:

Transition doesn't support any particular political parties or candidates, but it does recognize the important role government plays.
Step 6 of the 12 Steps of Transition tells us to "Build a Bridge to Local Government: ... Whether it is planning issues, funding or networking, you need them on board."

With that in mind, I'd like to encourage us all to vote.... I consider educated voting to be the
minimum duty of an engaged citizen. Ballots should go in the mail on
Monday, or be hand delivered on Tuesday, if you want to be sure your
ballets are counted.

...Because the County Council focuses so much time on planning and development
issues for the County, these races are always extremely important.
Please do your research and vote for the best candidate. Choices are: Jean Melious, and Tony Larson. • Jean Melious has a website. She teaches land use and planning at WWU, and has served
3 years on the county planning commission (chaired the Commission).

Tony Larson has a WWU degree in Economics, is former owner of the Bellingham Bells, and is publisher/owner of the Bellingham Business Journal. He's been associated with the Bellingham Tea Party. Larson's website:

You can read more about these candidates in the Whatcom County Voter's Guide.

In position 6 we have Charlie Wiggins against Richard Sanders. A former judge with Division II of the Court of Appeals, Wiggins frequently sits as a pro-tem judge in Jefferson County. Wiggins'
opponent, Justice Richard Sanders, is considered a social conservative.

Links to candidate websites for other races can be found on the Herald's website:

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Comment by Heather K on November 4, 2010 at 12:12am
Thanks David for the info & websites and balanced reporting!

There is some brainstorming being done on creating a 'Democracy School'.
I don't have details to share yet, but I'm hoping it might be something that fits with in the mission/principles of TW.

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