John Servais

Citizen Journalist and Editor • 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 Ordos for County Council

By John ServaisOn Oct 27, 2023

Hannah Ordos will get my “liberal” vote for County Council. And honestly, in order to win, she will need a fair number of liberal votes. Hannah is a 5th generation [...]

Welcome to Elon Musk and His Takeover of Twitter

By John ServaisOn Oct 27, 2022

We should welcome Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter, officially completed this evening. Of all the social media venues, Twitter is the one used for politics and official government notices. Musk [...]

We Need a New Pledge of Allegiance

By John ServaisOn Aug 28, 2022

John Servais is over 80, a citizen, a military veteran, an Independent voter, a history buff, and a life long political activist.  He started Northwest Citizen in 1995, which may now [...]

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Recent comments

"A bit more info on the developer.  It is Chili Peppers, L.L.C. and is a Lynden corporation owned by Chet Kenoyer, a long time real estate [...]

Dec 03, 2023 on
Alert On Development Proposal: 2706 Mill Avenue

"Mr. James shows the destructive and divisive tone that is threatening our country with ruin.  He shows the partisan fever - the tribal anger - that is so destructive [...]

Oct 31, 2023 on
Hannah Ordos for County Council

"Let’s not allow public concerns about ABC Recycling’s scrap heap to be redefined by anybody. Those defending government screwups or corrupt deals often try to redefine, [...]

Jun 20, 2023 on
Define "Mandate"

"Doug, My.  A bit of condescending and marginalizing writing from you towards our writer.  Not what we do here.  A bit in his teeth, you say?  [...]

Jun 16, 2023 on
Define "Mandate"

"I have removed a comment from this spot after learning it contained plagiarised text.  

Apr 13, 2023 on
Port Priorities Subvert Their Own Plan