Interviewing with Gary Jensen for Port Commissioner

If you stuck a pin in Whatcom County and balanced it on its political center, you would probably be poking somewhere near “Gary Jensen”. The two-term, outgoing mayor of Ferndale has cut a quite a square of political turf for himself in this county. The former plumber turned politician identifies as a Democrat, endorses local Republicans…

Interviewing Michelle Magee for City Council

Michelle Magee, applicant for Bellingham City Council, describes herself as an activist, a queer mother, a progressive and a teacher. However, what I find to be her defining trait is her contagious enthusiasm for tackling big issues on a local level. Her volunteer work shows this passion. As an organizer with the Coal-Free Bellingham initiative,…

An Interview with Renata Kowalczyk

As I sat down to interview Port of Bellingham candidate Renata Kowalczyk, it immediately became clear: Renata is by far one of the most enthusiastic and articulate candidates I have interviewed. Over the next hour, she effortlessly wove together commentary on the limitations of the port as a government entity, her own personal history growing up…