Local votes vary from rest of county


As usual, voters in Point Roberts mostly continued to vote less conservatively than the rest of Whatcom County in the November general election.

For example, in the race for Blaine school board district 3 position, locals voted 54.7 percent in favor of Cliff Freeman over Jeff Carrington versus the rest of the school district who voted Freeman in with a 62.5 percent margin. Freeman ran on an anti-woke platform.

In the school district 2 race, local voters approved former Westwind Marine Services owner Ben Lazarus over Dean Berkeley with a 70.0 percent margin versus 61.3 percent for the rest of the district. Similarly, Erica Creydt won approval of 71.4 percent of local voters versus 64.7 percent of the rest of the district in her race against Kimberley Akre.

For county council position 5, local voters gave winning incumbent Ben Elenbaas just 46.7 percent of their votes compared to the county’s 60.9 percent. Elenbaas was running against Jackie Dexter. Winning At-Large Position B candidate Jon Scanlon received 59.3 percent of local votes compared to 56.9 for the rest of the county in his race against Hannah Ordos.

Port of Bellingham District 3 incumbent Bobbie Briscoe ran unopposed this go-around and received 98.4 percent approval from all county voters; in Point Roberts, just 325 voters, or 67.0 percent, checked his box on the ballot

. Point Roberts votes to approve a new county jail ran almost 3 percentage points behind the rest of the county, 60.4 vs. 63.2. County executive Satpal Sidhu received 60.0 percent of local votes vs. 57.6 percent in the county.

Finally, Blaine police chief Donell (Tank) Tanksley beat undersheriff Doug Chadwick county-wide with 52.0 percent of the vote while in Point Roberts he received a winning margin of 66.4 percent.


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