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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

Gene Knutson Not Running for Mayor

By John ServaisOn Dec 12, 2018

This morning, Gene Knutson sent out an announcement to local news media saying he has decided not to run for mayor of Bellingham in 2019. Most local political junkies assumed Gene [...]

Election results: Nov 6 General, 2018

By John ServaisOn Nov 06, 2018

Click here for Whatcom County Auditor page. Click here for State Election page. 11 pm Thur, Nov 8 The 42nd District is probably decided. There may be recounts and there is a [...]

Dog Whistle Racism

By John ServaisOn Nov 01, 2018

I received this email from Alex Ramel this evening. I read it, followed the link to Sandy Robson’s article on Searchlight Review and immediately knew this needed to be [...]

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Recent comments

"Indeed, I errored.  The payroll checks are signed by the executive.   It is strange that a county paid public defence attorney is doing opposition research on Erb in [...]

Nov 02, 2018 on
Want Justice Reform? Vote James Erb.

"Readers should know that the Public Defenders office is a department of the county Prosecutor’s office.  The county Prosecutor signs their paychecks.  He has sway in [...]

Nov 02, 2018 on
Want Justice Reform? Vote James Erb.

"For a radical, this I-1631 should almost be the definition of a “paste it over with veneer” and “fake solution”.   A correct carbon tax would [...]

Oct 24, 2018 on
Environmentalist? Vote NO on 1631

"Dianne, I must disappoint you.  We liberals should be above deceptions, but I-1631 has, in my opinion, deceived you and most liberals.  It does nothing for the environment. [...]

Oct 23, 2018 on
Environmentalist? Vote NO on 1631

"Abe has provided us a good example of why we should vote NO on I-1631.  It is a highly partisan initiative but Abe says he agrees with Cliff on [...]

Oct 23, 2018 on
Environmentalist? Vote NO on 1631
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