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Endorsement Meeting

Candidates must contact the Chair of the 42nd to request endorsement.

Membership Meeting – Primary Endorsements 
Date/Time: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10 am 
Place: WECU, 5659 Barrett Road , Ferndale , WA 98248  
Agenda Item:  Endorse Primary Election Candidates*
All members of the 42nd LD Democrats may vote, in-person, on endorsements at this meeting. *Any Democrat who lives in the 42nd Legislative District may become a member by paying the 2017 annual dues of $12 on or before the day of the endorsement meeting (dues may be paid at the door before the meeting begins).  A 60% majority is required to endorse a candidate.


Our Endorsement Policy

Our Bylaws

May – Membership Meeting

Saturday, May 13. 10AM – Noon

At: Lummi Te’Ti’Sen (Gateway) Center  – 4920 Rural Ave, Ferndale, WA 98248 (MAP) near Slater & I-5

Come meet some of this years candidates for County Council, Port Commissioner & other local elected positions. (We will vote on endorsements at our June meeting)

There will be an election to replace our retiring Secretary (PCO’s only vote).


April – 42nd Membership Meeting

42nd LD Democrats Membership Meeting

When: Saturday, April 8, 10 am – noon
Where: Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden

Tailgate Plant Sale: A pickup load of plants, perennials, native plants, native trees and urban/suburban scale shrubs. All plants will be labeled and priced. In the parking lot, 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the 42nd’s meeting.  This will be a fun way to get to know each other and raise a small amount of funds. Half of the proceeds will go to the 42nd LD Democrats and half to the Whatcom Democrats.

Re-organization Results

At our re-organization meeting we elected new officers to serve for the next two years:
Erin Dewey, Chair
Steve Lydolph, Vice-Chair
Aileen Satushek, Secretary
Don Starr, Treasurer
Richard Marshall, State Committee Man
Teresa Taylor, State Committee Woman

You can contact us by email at

Our next meeting will be 10AM Feb. 11 at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden WA

January Re-organization meeting

When: Sat, January 14, 2017, 10am – 12pm
Where: Machinists Hall, 2064 Vista Drive, Ferndale, WA 98248 (map)

Description: Election of new Officers (two yr term) – Only the PCO’s may vote for the new officers – any member of the 42nd may run for any of the offices – Nominations accepted from the floor.
for more information:

Ferndale Phone Banking

Ballots are out and the election is almost here. Come Help get out the vote.
Phone Bank —  6-8pm Tuesday 11/01 & Thursday 11/03
5503 Neilson Ave., Ferndale, WA map

To Sign Up – email: or call: Barbara Lewis at 360-594-1501 or Aileen Satushek at 360-398-2295

Things to bring if you have them (If you don’t have them, don’t worry about it.
cell phone, laptop
beverage & snacks

GOTV – canvass Ferndale, Blaine, Lynden & Everson

Come on all you Nasty Women and Bad Hombres it’s GOTV Time.

We need your help in getting out the Democratic vote in Ferndale, Blaine, Lynden and Everson. We need to reach Democrats who might not vote unless you talk to them. Every vote counts in this election–especially for the local races and ballot measures.

We will be meeting to canvass voters at 10 am Saturday (Oct 29 and Nov 5)

Place: Ferndale Machinists Hall, 2064 Vista Drive. map
Dress for the weather
We will provide coffee, donuts as well as healthy snacks and beverages.
For more information – email: or call: Barbara Lewis at 360-594-1501 or Aileen Satushek at 360-398-2295

Endorsed Candidates – 2016

42nd LD Democrats Endorsed Candidates


Ballot Initiatives

  • Initiatives to the Legislature
  • I-732 Carbon Emissions Tax – YES
  • I-735 Get Big Money Out of Elections – YES
  • Initiatives to the People
  • I-1433 – Raise the Minimum Wage and Provide Sick and Safe Leave – YES
  • I-1491 – Extreme Risk Protection Order – YES
  • I-1501 – Increased fraud protection for Seniors and vulnerable adults – YES
  • Whatcom County – 2016 EMS Levy – YES
  • City of Bellingham – Proposition #1 – Greenways Levy – YES

Presentation Oct 19 – Groundwater Projects and Monitoring

Water quantity, quality, instream flows, and fish habitat are topics of great importance to Whatcom County citizens. There is ‘controversy’ and disinformation out there. Attending this presentation would be a great chance to get the facts from the experts.

Going Underground!
Presentations on Current WRIA 1 Groundwater Projects and Monitoring
October 19, 2016  1:30pm-4:30pm
Bellingham Public Library

Join the WRIA 1 Management Team at a special meeting to hear the latest on groundwater studies, monitoring, and model development.  More Information

WRIA 1 Watershed Management Project is the result of the 1998 Washington State Watershed Management Act, which required all participating local governments to address water quantity, with the option of addressing water quality, instream flows, and fish habitat. The WRIA 1 Watershed Management Project has brought together citizens, local governments, tribes, and state and federal agencies to address these issues.