Christina Maginnis, stormwater specialist and grants manager for the Washington Department of Ecology, has announced that she is a candidate for the Whatcom County Council District 2 seat held by Sam Crawford.
Crawford has already filed for reelection.
Here is the press release from Maginnis:
Christina Maginnis today announced her candidacy for Whatcom County’s District 2 Council seat. It is Maginnis’ commitment to protecting Whatcom’s rural legacy and local jobs that drove her to run for Council.
“I’ve spent 8 years making Whatcom County my home. I’ve seen how uncertainty about jobs, land use, water, and growth can devastate people. We need to do all that we can to protect farmland and farmers, ensure clean drinking water and grow local businesses,” said Maginnis. “Whatcom County’s agricultural community and existing local businesses are the foundation from which more good family wage jobs can be created.”
Maginnis is an 8 year county resident and works as a stormwater specialist and grants manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology. She has been an appointed member of the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board for the past 5 years. Maginnis’ experience gives her a deep understanding of how critical water and land issues are to the County.
Whatcom County continues to grow. With that growth, Maginnis sees the opportunity to be a leader in clean energy and job creation. At the same time, she sees possibilities for problems if we don’t grow in the right places.
“On the Council, we have the opportunity to create the conditions for people to live great lives, to create the kind of place people want to invest both time and money. Healthy families are a critical part of that. As a Council member, I will fight for clean drinking water, a fast response time if you have to call 911 and a friendly face for businesses looking to expand or start-up in Whatcom County.”
According to Maginnis, it is quality of life that matters and that means continuing to be able to combine our amazing outdoor recreation opportunities with great jobs, and our healthy environment.
Christina lives in Bellingham with her husband, 2-year old son, and Inari the family dog. They settled here because Whatcom County is a wonderful place to raise a family and be a part of an active outdoor community.
(End press release)