Do you want to run for office?

Those interested in running for public office should take note that filing week is just around the corner. Starting on Monday, May 15 through Friday, May 19, the Whatcom County Auditor’s office will accept declarations of candidacy.

According to the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, the following positions are open for election in Blaine: City council ward 1, position 2 currently held by Bonnie Onyon; city council ward 2, position 4 currently held by Charlie Hawkins; city council ward three position 6 currently held by Paul Greenough; city council at-large position 7 currently held by Harry Robinson; Blaine school district director of district 3 currently held by Joan Lotze; Blaine school district director district 5 currently held by Michael Dodd; Fire Protection District 21 commissioner position 2 currently held by Bruce Ansell; Fire Protection District 21 commissioner position 4 currently held by Rich Bosman; Fire Protection District 21 commissioner position 5 currently held by Larry McPhail and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District commissioner position 2 currently held by Don Montfort. Several other public office positions are up for election throughout the county.

Filing can be completed in-person and mailed to 311 Grand Avenue, suite 103 or emailed to elections@co.whatcom.wa.us between 8:30 a.m. on May 15 and 4:30 p.m. on May 19. Online filing opens at 9 a.m. on May 15 and closes at 4 p.m. May 19.

Varied filing fees apply. To see the full list of open positions and fees, visit bit.ly/2oZ1nzA.

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