Vote For Bob Burr

Endorsed by Whatcom Democrats and Green Party

Vote Bob Burr for Bellingham city council!
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Elected Experience: Vice Chair, Green Party of Washington State, Vice Chair, 40th LD Democrats, Treasurer, Green Party of Whatcom County. President, CCSI.

Other Professional Experience: Vice President, Research and Development for Fortune 500 Company before retiring to Whatcom County in 1995. Owner of Bellingham-based national research and consulting firm from 1996 to 2007.

Education: University of California and Claremont Graduate University

Community Service: Police Selection Board. Activist/leadership roles in multiple issue-based organizations. Past candidate for U.S. Senate and Bellingham City Council. Endorsed by Democrat and Green Parties and by many individuals spanning the political spectrum. See website below.

Statement: Put simply, the Public Utility District (PUD) has not been serving the Public interest. Its chief clients are the large Cherry Point industries. It serves their interests, not ours. The PUD plays a huge role in Water Availability -- an area of great concern to farmers and others in the County. It holds unexercised water rights that are largely senior to all groups except the tribes. Last year, the PUD contracted to provide nearly 2 Billion gallons of Nooksack River water (5.33 million gallons per day) to the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal each year for the next 30 years. In the light of known water conflicts and potential shortages, the District was shortsighted and irresponsible to extend such rights. It is sheer madness to waste precious water to water down and ship acre after acre of taxpayersubsidized coal piles to China. Certainly, We, as individuals, and the farms that feed us must come first. We will be my priority on the Commission. I also want the PUD to play an active role in bringing clean, renewable energy to the County and in providing broadband to underserved areas. Clearly, it’s time for change. Put a Burr in the PUD saddle.

Contact: (360) 676-7199