Nooksack Tribe Campaign Endorsements 2021

Tribal Council

Whatcom County Council

At Large: Barry Buchanan

Barry served on the Bellingham City Council and has been on the Whatcom County Council since 2013. He’s a Democrat, a navy vet, and his focus on council has been criminal justice reform.

District 1: Kaylee Galloway

Kaylee worked for Congresswoman DelBene and now is Rep. Deb Lekanoff’s legislative assistant. She will be able to connect federal, state, and local issues together and is focused on climate, criminal justice reforms, and housing.

District 2: Todd Donovan

Todd is political science professor at WWU and has been a champion for water and environmental issues on the county council.

District 3: Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca lives in Deming and is a middle school teacher in Sedro Woolley. She writes, ‘District Three is home to the Nooksack Tribe and the Nooksack River. Over the last century, the salmon in the Nooksack River have greatly diminished. I am committed to working with the tribes and other agencies on salmon recovery.

Port of Bellingham

District 1: Michael Shepard

Michael is a hardworking local elected official. He’s married with two kids, taught at NWIC and currently teaches Anthropology at WWU. His focus has been homeless housing and environmental issues at the Port.

Bellingham City Council

At Large: Kristina Michele Martens

Kristina is a realtor, one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement in Bellingham, and she started the Racial Equity Commission.

Ward 2: Hollie Huthman

Hollie was elected two years ago and has been one of the more active city council members. She has been focused on homeless housing and downtown issues.