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John Servais

Columnist • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008

John started Northwest Citizen in 1995 to inform fellow citizens of serious local political issues that the Bellingham Herald was ignoring. With the help of donors from the beginning, he has improved the site, invited other writers to join him, and enabled commenting with verified real names for informative community dialog. He is proud that NW Citizen is now perhaps the oldest political blog in the world.

Articles by John Servais

Hannah Stone selected for Bellingham city council

By John ServaisOn Oct 02, 2018

Hannah Stone, a resident of the Columbia neighborhood, married mother of two, and a 10 year practicing immigration attorney, was selected unanimously on Monday evening to a city council seat. It [...]

Election results: Aug 7 primary, 2018

By John ServaisOn Aug 13, 2018

Link to our Whatcom County Auditor and the primary election results. Monday, Aug 13, update - 7 pm - Final Update Skagit county counted 6,500 remaining ballots today - and still have 1,500 for [...]

Richey campaign - the echo chamber

By John ServaisOn Jul 26, 2018

​The election of a new county prosecuting attorney is without question the most important elected position this year. The prosecuting attorney is one of the most powerful people in our [...]

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Recent comments

"Heather, you appear adept at misreading.  Perhaps to stimulate long useless threads.  As I clearly wrote, we do not ask commenters to divulge their involvements.  The word [...]

Oct 15, 2018 on
The Cost of Prosecutorial Mismanagement

"My, Heather, it did not take you long to go for a smear.  Why do you not  comment on the facts in the article?  James Erb has [...]

Oct 15, 2018 on
The Cost of Prosecutorial Mismanagement

"John Watts, you seem to have a habit of creating a straw man to then knock down.  No one in this thread has suggested a conspiracy theory.  If [...]

Oct 06, 2018 on
Hannah Stone selected for Bellingham city council

"Incumbency is huge in modern elections.  Too huge.  The sitting official has the name recognition and is a known entity.  Citizens are unlikely to file and run [...]

Oct 05, 2018 on
Hannah Stone selected for Bellingham city council

"I’m sorry John Watts, but no one mentioned anything about jealousy here.  Not an issue except for one you have now made up.  The thread is [...]

Oct 05, 2018 on
Hannah Stone selected for Bellingham city council
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