April Barker for Bellingham Mayor



Hello Friends and Neighbors,

I am continually inspired by the natural beauty of this region; as your City Council representative, I have found it my charge to protect that beauty and ensure all have access to it. Over the course of my term, you called and I responded by leading on criminal justice reform, higher goals to combat climate change, and focusing law enforcement resources on local needs, rather than enforcing federal immigration law. We also provided more housing choices, increased protections for renters, and safer alternative modes of transportation. We achieved a lot and have further to go.

That is why I am running to become your next Mayor of Bellingham.

Over the last three years, I learned that our City laws, infrastructure and investments play a major role in our response to climate change, influencing a person's health, and one's access to opportunity. When elected Mayor, I will continue to build on our progress and support working families with improved access to childcare, safe routes to school and work, and an affordable place to call home.

As your Mayor, I will strive for inclusive excellence and work with you to create systems that are efficient, fair, and provide opportunity for all of us. Together we will build a brighter Bellingham, where all people have what they need to feel safe, a sense of ownership, and belonging. This is how we will move forward and become the progressive Bellingham we aspire to be. 

I look forward to listening, connecting, and learning with you. As we progress, hearing your vision, concerns, and ideas are important to me.


April Barker