Whatcom Democrats chair announces run for 42nd district representative seat

Published on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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The current chair of the Whatcom Democrats has announced her candidacy for the state representative spot currently held by a Blaine resident.

Bellingham resident Natalie McClendon will seek the 42nd legislative district’s state representative position one in the 2012 elections. The 42nd district comprises most of Whatcom County, including Blaine and Birch Bay.

McClendon and her husband, Mark Turner, have been in the photography business in Bellingham for 19 years. McClendon currently chairs the Whatcom Democrats and has also taught in a number of Whatcom County schools.

McClendon will be running against incumbent Jason Overstreet, a current Blaine resident and former Blaine City Council member. Overstreet defeated Bellingham police detective Al Jensen in the 2010 race for the representative spot with 52.8 percent of the vote to Jensen’s 47.3 percent.

Look for a more complete story on McClendon’s candidacy in this week’s issue of The Northern Light.


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