The Whatcom County Council Candidates were invited to attend a forum at Western Washington University tonight. Having observed some of the candidates and their answers at the Whatcom County Sierra Club forum and the WBA Whatcom County-wide forum; it interested us to attend this forum because of the student audience that would be there, to see how or if the candidates would respond differently to this audience.
A welcoming like no other. The Student Master or Ceremony (MC) began this evening’s event by informing the audience that the forum was being held on land that had been stolen from the Coast Salish People. And, next the MC let the audience know that outside the lecture hall doors there were generational bathrooms’ available for our use. We were definitely in the land of the politically correct.
The video clips shared here are not the best, but we do not claim to be professional videographers. The videos do provide some additional insight into each of the candidates and their fitness to represent the constituents of each District and Whatcom County as a whole. Present were all of the candidates running for office: District 1 (South Bellingham) – Phil Morgan and Rud Browne (incumbent), District 2 (North Bellingham) – Amy Glasser and Todd Donovan (incumbent), District 3 (Foothills Area) – Rebecca Boonstra and Tyler Byrd, and District At-large (County-wide) – Mary Kay Robinson and Barry Buchanan (incumbent).
~ Kris Halterman and Lorraine Newman
Midway during the candidate forum a young black women addressed the well attended forum.