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Here are the candidates for local political offices

Downtown Ferndale (March 1, 2019). Photo: My Ferndale News

Here is the list of those who have stepped up and filed with the Whatcom County Elections Department as candidates for political positions by today’s deadline.

DistrictRaceTerm (years)NameParty Preference
Congressional District 1U.S. Representative2Jeffrey Beeler, Sr.Republican
Robert Dean MairNo Party Preference
Suzan DelBeneDemocratic
Steven SkeltonLibertarian
Derek ChartrandRepublican
Matthew HeinesNo Party Preference
Justin SmoakNo Party Preference
Congressional District 2U.S. Representative2Jason CallDemocratic
Rick LarsenDemocratic
Timothy S HazeloRepublican
Kari IlonummiRepublican
Cody HartRepublican
James Dean GolderRepublican
Carrie R KennedyRepublican
Tim UyRepublican
Legislative District 40State Representative Pos. 12Debra LekanoffDemocratic
State Representative Pos. 22Russ DzialoRepublican
Alex RamelDemocratic
Legislative District 40State Senator4Elizabeth (Liz) LovelettDemocratic
Charles CarrellRepublican
Legislative District 42State Representative Pos. 12Luanne Van WervenRepublican
Alicia RuleDemocratic
State Representative Pos. 22Jennifer SefzikRepublican
Sharon ShewmakeDemocratic
Whatcom Superior CourtJudge Position 14Robert E. Olson
Judge Position 24James Erb
Lisa Keeler
Evan Jones
Judge Position 34Lee Grochmal
Judge Position 44David E. Freeman
Jim Nelson
Carl Munson
Public Utility District 1Commissioner District 16Jeffrey McClure
Christine Grant

Those positions, except judges, with 3 or more candidates will appear on the August 4th Primary Election ballot. The top 2 vote getters from the Primary Election will progress to the November 3rd General Election.

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