Very soon, coastal district 5 residents will choose our representative on the county council. For me, that choice is clear. Natalie McClendon has the experience and temperament to be a productive council member from day one. Her two terms on the Whatcom County Planning Commission have prepared her for the most important issues facing us.
Among her priorities are affordable housing, rural broadband, family wage jobs, a healthy environment and the transition to a clean energy economy. Water, one of our county’s biggest challenges, is something she has studied deeply. She will work to ensure that families, fish and farms all get their fair share of that most precious resource.
Natalie is seasoned and thoughtful, as well as a good listener who is committed to public communication. As a council member, she will keep us, her constituents, fully informed. We are fortunate to have her on the ballot. Let’s put her on the council.