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Letter to the Editor: Why I am voting for Natalie McClendon

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Why I am voting for Natalie McClendon for Coastal District #5 for County Council.

Natalie has the vision we need: As a grandmother of an adorable toddler, Natalie McClendon is focused every day on how she can make a better world for that child and future generations. I believe the Coastal District #5 needs a representative on the County Council who will work tirelessly to meet the challenges of climate change, transition to a clean energy economy while also ensuring clean water for fish, farms and families, and build shared prosperity.

Natalie has the experience we need: Natalie has served as the Chair of the Whatcom County Democrats for two terms and is currently serving her second term representing the 5th District on the Whatcom County Planning Commission.

Natalie has the qualifications we need: In addition, she is a small business co-owner, has taught at-risk students and substitute taught in various Whatcom County schools. She holds a BA in Environmental Politics and Economics and a Secondary Teaching Certificate in Social Studies, Career & Technical Education.

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Natalie has served her community for many years: Her community service activities include the Executive Committee of the Sierra Club Mt. Baker Group; Government Affairs Committee Member of the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Environmental Caucus member of Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA-1).

Natalie has the support of her peers: Natalie is currently endorsed by the Sierra Club, The National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington, Port Commissioner Bobby Briscoe; County Council Members Todd Donovan, Rud Browne, Satpal Sidhu, Pinky Vargas, and Ken Mann (former); and Lummi Indian Business Councilman Henry Cagey.

Pam Borso

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