VoteForJon.com, for Ferndale City Council

UNDER CONSTRUCTION:  Pardon the remnants from previous campaigns (Council in 2009, 2013, and Mayor, 2015, 2019) as we are currently updating this page.  To donate and help, click here

Tonight (Wednesday June 9) join Jon’s campaign kickoff!  5:15-6:45 at Ferndale’s Downtime Taps (next to Grocery Outlet). 

Thank you for watching “113 Seconds with Jon.”  Please feel free to share this short message with your Ferndale friends. 

Jon shares about a 2008 threat from the City, and why he first decided to run for office. 

 

 

With Ferndale Mayor Jensen, and Lynden Mayor Korthius

With former Ferndale Mayor Jensen, and Lynden Mayor Korthius

 
 
•  F.E.R.N.:  Jon’s 4 top priorities, click here.
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Financial Discipline
Economic Vitality
Respectful Service
Neighborhood &Community
•  Defining Moments in Jon’s Life. Click here.
Jon and Diane, married 30 years

Jon and Diane, married 36 years

•  Jon answers ALL your questions (2015). Click here. 

 

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Jon during a Ferndale City Council meeting

 

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All the Mutchlers after kids took Jon and Diane out to dinner on their 30th wedding anniversary, April 2015

My priority has always been to put the public’s interests before mine or political agendas. I find common ground and practical solutions to challenges because I’m accessible to citizens, study hard, and consider how decisions will impact Ferndale ten, twenty, forty years into the future. I want my seven children and future grandchildren to say, “Dad, you and the city made some important, difficult, but good decisions back in your day, and we’re enjoying the benefits of a great city today.”

I am a conservative, but a practical one. We have to govern and serve, but if our

County executive Jack Louws and Ferndale mayor Gary Jensen at the Lummi Kwina Mile Run, 2014

County executive Jack Louws and Ferndale mayor Gary Jensen at the Lummi Kwina Mile Run, 2014

values don’t advance the public’s interest they are rubbish. Government is called to do a limited number of things, but must do them well. The rest is up to us—the

community.

I believe in open and accountable government and have led the city in “going the extra mile” to ensure the public is well informed.

Ferndale is called the “City of Opportunity.” That means our government needs to “get out of the way” as much as possible to allow citizens, families, businesses and service groups to succeed.

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Jon volunteering on a self-help home in the South Church Road part of Ferndale. Jon has helped nearly 50 families get into their first home through this program, including two of his children. He volunteers on Whatcom-Skagit Housing board.

I don’t have a radical new direction for Ferndale. Law enforcement and public safety come first. I won’t compromise on a clean and healthy environment. Our infrastructure (streets, water, sewer, stormwater) is near the top. Then, out of our fiscal health and prosperity, we discuss, study and pursue other priorities and ideas that benefit all of Ferndale.

Finally, I appreciate the friends, officials, and political leaders who encouraged me to run for Whatcom County Council this year. I thought hard about it, but Ferndale is home to me and my family and is where I wish to serve now. I am also still serving as the pastor of Ferndale Alliance Church. The job of council member is part-time (and pays about $7,000/year) and I will continue serving Ferndale in my role as our church’s pastor. 

Jon

PS: If you wish to help with my efforts, just let your friends know. “Like” and “Share” my Facebook announcements. And if you want to make a campaign donation (it would help), make it to Jon Mutchler Campaign at the address below or the link that follows. And if you have any questions, please ask. Thank you!

www.VoteForJon.com
PO Box 1834
Ferndale, WA 98248

Teaching students at Blaine/Drayton Harbor Music Festival

Teaching students at Blaine/Drayton Harbor Music Festival (click on pict)

JonMutchler@gmail.com

 

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Jon and daughter Maddie after Bellingham Bay Marathon (2014)

 

 

Jon and Diane (former Ferndale teacher) have built two homes in Ferndale, raised seven children, are new grandparents, and have demonstrated a longterm investment and commitment to a great Ferndale future. For more details visit VoteforJon.com.  And please, “Vote for Jon!”  Thank you!

 

Register to vote: click here.

General Election Day: November 2

The new council will begin serving January 1, 2022:   4-year term.

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