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 Whatcom County Planning Commission

Official Website

Write a Letter

Here’s the basic information: Shorter letters are more likely to be included and read, so aim towards 200 words. Include your name and a daytime telephone number. It would be best to submit a letter to more than one newspaper:

Bellingham Herald. Email your letter to: letters@bellinghamherald.com (1400 character limit)

Cascadia Weekly. Email to: letters@cascadiaweekly.com (300 word limit)

Ferndale Record-Journal. Email to: news@ferndalerecord.com

Foothills Gazette. Email to: foothills@lyndentribune.com

Lynden Tribune. Email to: editor@lyndentribune.com (300 word limit, deadline 2 pm Monday)

The Northern Light. Email to letters@thenorthernlight.com (350 word limit)

All Point Bulletin. Email to editor@allpointbulletin.com


Whatcom County Elected Officials


President: Barack Obama CONTACT

Toll-free Capitol Switchboard: 1-866-338-1015

U.S. Senate:
Patty Murray CONTACT
Maria Cantwell CONTACT

U.S. House of Representatives District 1: Suzan DelBene CONTACT

U.S. House of Representatives District 2: Rick Larsen CONTACT


Governor: Jay Inslee CONTACT

Other State Elected Officials

LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE, toll-free: 1-800-562-6000

40th Legislative District:

Sen. Kevin Ranker CONTACT
Rep. Kristine Lytton CONTACT
Rep. Jeff Morris CONTACT

42nd Legislative District: 

Sen. Doug Ericksen CONTACT
Rep. Vincent Buys CONTACT
Rep. Luanne Van Werven

Port of Bellingham

Commissioners: CONTACT

Whatcom County

County Executive: Jack Louws CONTACT

Other County elected officials

Sheriff: Bill Elfo BLOG

County Council CONTACT


Mayor: Kelli Linville CONTACT

City Council: CONTACT

District Boundaries: Political and Taxing District Maps

Rosters of all Members of the Legislature


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