Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mark Flanders (D) runs for State Rep.

Mark Flanders and his wife Audrey Tsui chat with shoppers at the Ferndale Farmers MarketMark Flanders is running for the State Legislature, 42nd Legislative District position 1. That's the seat currently held by Doug Ericksen.

The 42nd LD Democrats held their nominating convention on Saturday, May 10th. Incumbent Kelli Linville was confirmed as the candidate for State Representative Position 2 and Mark Flanders was selected as candidate for State Representative Position 1. Both candidates won nomination by acclamation.

[ Washington State Democrats are using nominating conventions this year to select candidates because a majority of Washington voters didn't want to be part of the Party's nominating process and voted to replace the primary with a winnowing election. ]

May, 29, 2008

Flanders to run for state House


State Rep. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, has a challenger.

Mark Flanders, who helps organize local grassroots efforts for Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, will run as a Democrat for the 42nd Legislative District Position 1 seat.

“Basically I’m kind of a working-class intellectual,” Flanders said, adding that he believes he’s a good communicator and listens well.

Flanders, a Bellingham native, moved away for a while but came back in 1999 with his wife, Audrey Tsui.

He is a digital press operator for Premier Graphics. Among his other activities, Flanders said he also worked for Democrat John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004 and served on the Bellingham Independent Music Association board for two years.

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