Author Archives: Steve Lydolph

Upcoming 42nd LD Dems Events

April 1442nd LD Dems Mtg, 10am-12pm, WECU Ferndale –
– Voting on Resolution in Support of Health Care Initiative I-1600 –
‘Guest Panel on Water Issues in Whatcom County’

May 14 to 18Candidate Filing Week: PCOs need to file during filing week! (

May 19* – 42nd LD Dems Mtg, 10am-12pm, WECU Ferndale –
Members to vote on Primary Endorsements
– If you’re a Democrat who lives in the 42nd Legislative District but not a member of the 42nd LD Dem’s, you can pay your $15 dues at the door and become a voting member (or join online, anytime, on our website Meeting begins a 10AM, you must attend the meeting to vote on endorsements.
*Special date one week later than normal!

June 9 – 42nd LD Dems Mtg, 10am-12pm, Bellewood Acres (detail to come)

June 15-16 – State Convention, Wenatchee
– State Committee Members & Delegates elected at the LD Caucus will attend and adopt a new State Party Platform.

July 2142nd LD Democrats/Whatcom Dems combined Picnic at Hovander, Ferndale (detail to come)

Whatcom Conservation District – Supervisor Election

Who serves on the Whatcom Conservation District Board of Supervisor is important. As a citizen your vote is important.

Notice of Election

An election for one seat on the Whatcom Conservation District Board will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the District’s office at 6975 Hannegan Road, Lynden. Polls will be open between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.   All registered voters residing within Whatcom County may vote in person at that date, place, and time or by mail.

Mail-in Ballot requests are now closed.

Q: I missed the deadline to request a mail-in ballot. What do I do now?
A: We would love to see you in person. Our doors will be open for you to vote in person at our office located at; 6975 Hannegan Rd. Lynden, WA 98264 on March 13 from 9am-6pm

Q: I requested a mail-in ballot before the deadline.  When are the ballots being mailed out?
A: Ballots will be put in the mail on February 13.

Q: I requested a mail-in ballot but have not received it?
A: If you have not received a ballot by February 26th please call us immediately at (360) 526-2381  …   ( )

Whatcom Conservation District’s mission is to assist land managers (farmers, land owners) with their conservation choices.
Or you can VOTE in PERSON on TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH — at the Whatcom Conservation District Office – 6975 Hannegan Road, Lynden — 9 am to 6 pm

42nd LD Democrats’ Holiday Potluck Brunch

42nd LD Democrats’   Holiday Potluck Brunch

Ferndale WECU

December 9, 2017     10:00am – 12:00pm


Join the 42nd LD Democrats for a Holiday Potluck Brunch and Silent Auction!

Start your Saturday morning with fresh coffee and holiday cheer – good food and companionship.

We would love to see you!


November Update

At our October 14th meeting, the membership of the 42nd Legislative District Democrats  passed a Resolution Supporting I-940 “De-Escalate Washington.

Initiative 940 – “De-Escalate Washington”
‘This measure would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation, mental-health, and first-aid training, and provide first-aid; and change standards for use of deadly force, adding a “good faith” standard and independent investigation.’

Learn more about De-Escalate Washington at:

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At our November 11 meeting, PCO’s of the 42nd Legislative District Democrats elected Bob Burr to replace Richard Marshall as State Committeeman. Richard had resigned for personal reasons.

Results – 2017 General Election Endorsement Meeting

At our September meeting we endorsed:  Todd Donovan for Whatcom County Council  and Kate Hansen for Ferndale City Council.

It was a packed room with over 70 members attending.

Here is our complete 2017 General Election endorsement list.

42nd LD Democrats ~ 2017 Endorsements:
  • Port Commission – District 1: Michael Sheppard
  • Port Commission – District 2: Barry Wenger
  • Whatcom County Council – At Large: Barry Buchanan
  • Whatcom County Council – District 1: Rud Browne
  • Whatcom County Council – District 2: Todd Donovan
  • Whatcom County Council – District 3.: Rebecca Boonstra
  • Ferndale City Council – Kate Hansen
  • Bellingham City Council – At Large: Roxanne Murphy
  • Bellingham City Council – Ward 4: Pinky Vargas
  • Bellingham City Council – Ward 6: Michael Lilliquist
  • Bellingham School District – Position 4: Jenn Mason