Published on Thu, Aug 12, 2004
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Election 2004

by Vivian Bleeker

A number of Whatcom County residents, including several Blaine hopefuls have met the filing deadline for the primary election next month (September 14) with hopes of making it on the ballot for the November 2 general election.

The U.S. senator race has Blaine resident Warren E. Hanson, running against Mohammad Said and incumbent Patty Murray for the Democratic nomination.

Lawrence Klepinger (Rep.) and Bruce Guthrie (Lib.), both of Bellingham, will run against Glenn Cogeshill III, (Rep.) and Suzanne Sinclair (Rep.) against incumbent Democrat Rick Larsen for the 2nd Congress U.S. Representative duties.

William C. Meyer, a Republican from Bellingham, has announced his candidacy for governor. He will face John W. Aiken of Medical Lake and Dino Rossi of Bellevue for the Republican nomination.

Meanwhile 11 other candidates under the Democratic and Libertarian parties also filed prior to the July 30 deadline announcing their intentions of running for governor.

Representative 42nd Legislative District, Position 1 has Robin E. Bailey, a Bellingham Democrat running against incumbent Doug Ericksen (Rep.) from Ferndale.

For Position 2, it’s incumbent Kelli Linville under the Democratic party facing two Blaine Republicans who will square off in the primary election - John Hobberlin and David White.

Mary Becker of Bellingham filed for Supreme Court Justice, Position 1. Whatcom County Superior Court Judge positions will see Steve Mura seek re-election against Indira Rai-Choudhury for another four-year term. Three candidates, Mac Setter, Chuck Snyder, and David Cottingham, will compete for retiring Judge Nichols’ Position 3 seat.

The Republican precinct Committee Officer for Blaine 095 is David Gagnon and Don Graham is the Democrat precinct committee officer for Precinct 176.