Meet Natalie

Throughout the campaign season, Natalie will be out and about in the Coastal District meeting voters and learning what’s on their minds. Check out the calendar to the right for an event that fits your schedule.

If you’d like to host a neighborhood event so your friends and neighbors can meet Natalie, please fill out the form at “How you can help”.

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Thank you Lummi Nation for your endorsement!

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With Laurie Jinkins, Washington's first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives, before heading out to talk to voters!

I'm honored to have your support in our campaign for Whatcom County Council District 5.
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At the League of Women Voters Forum this morning. A big thank you to the LWV for organizing this informative civic event.

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My message to the people of Blaine, Birch Bay and Pt Roberts, published in the Northern Light today:

I’m running for Whatcom County Council to provide a strong voice for the voters of Blaine, Birch Bay, Point Roberts and the rest of the coastal district. I’ve been honing my leadership skills and building relationships around the district for almost 30 years. I’ve spoken with thousands of residents and I’ve heard about the issues that matter most. I’m ready to lead.

County council is your “city council” if you live outside of Blaine or Ferndale, which is most of the voters of the coastal district. They fix the roads, like the Birch Bay Drive storm damage, and they plan for the future by building the berm to protect Birch Bay from storms. They create and manage parks that enhance economic activity and quality of life, like the future Birch Bay Community Park, the parks in Point Roberts, and a bike/pedestrian trail between Blaine and Birch Bay. And they provide money for economic development projects like rural broadband. These are all things I’ll be working on with you as your councilmember.

County government also has responsibility for criminal justice (the sheriff, courts and jail) and the health and welfare of our neighbors. Affordable housing, homelessness, mental health and substance abuse treatment are all intertwined. We are taking the lead in working with all local jurisdictions as well as social service agencies to pursue holistic solutions to these difficult issues. We have a long way to go, but I feel we are on the right track and will support this work on the council.

While local politicians need to get the potholes fixed, we also need to plan for the future. As a grandmother, I work every day to make the world a better place for all our children. We must meet the challenges of climate change and work to transition to a clean energy economy locally. As a candidate and a Whatcom County planning commissioner, I am working with all stakeholders, including the local oil refineries, to reduce carbon pollution and encourage the creation of new family-wage jobs in clean energy, which will strengthen our economy and build shared prosperity.

Because of my deep commitment and understanding of our environmental challenges, I have been endorsed by the Sierra Club and Washington Conservation Voters. And because of my long-term support of working people and labor organizing, I have been endorsed by the Teamsters Union (representing the county jail employees), SEIU Local 1199 (representing workers at St. Joseph Hospital) and United Food & Commercial Workers Union 21 (representing many people you meet in grocery stores and retail shops in our communities). And to make me well-rounded, as a small business owner, I am active in the Ferndale, Blaine and Birch Bay chambers of commerce.

I know the issues that are important to people in the district. I’m ready to be a voice for district 5 on county council. With your support, I’ll roll up my sleeves and get to work for you.
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