Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Whatcom County Auditor Shirley Forslov Retires

While the North Sound was blasted by cold 50+MPH winds, a brave group of women turned out for the March 12, 2012 meeting of Whatcom Women Democrats to pay tribute to retiring Whatcom County Auditor Shirley Forslov.  For those unfamiliar with the office, the County Auditor is primarily responsible for Elections.  Counting votes and maintaining the integrity of ballots is vital to maintaing an open and fair political process in the United States.  Hence we avoid the expensive chaos witnessed in Florida over ballot irregularities and protested results on any level, a competent auditor is vital to our county.  It was a warm and touching tribute to her 24 year career with Whatcom County, as former assoicates and friends shared favorite memories with her.  As a fun note, Forslov served as Parade Marshall for 2011 in Ferndale's Old Settlers Parade. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Candidate Darcy Burner addresses Stanwood Democrats

Chairman Larry Sather welcomes
 US Congressional Candidate  Darcy Burner
to the Stanwood Democrats Monthly Meeting 

   Darcy Burner is now campaigning for the newly redrawn First WA Congressional District.  Saturday, March 10th Candidate Burner was introduced  to the Stanwood Democrats by their newly elected chairman - Larry Sather during their monthly meeting at the Viking Restaurant.

Candidate Burner described how the GOP has rigged the rules of congress to consolidate and maintain power.  Burner reviewed ways that elected Democrats could be more effective in meeting their national legislative goals.  Her experience as the leader of the progressive congress in the other Washington has led to some very refreshingly specific proposals to take down the rigging.    Her ideas are inspiring.