Agriculture has a long and important history in Whatcom County. In my own family, my grandfather founded and operated one of Whatcom County's largest berry farms. I will fight for agriculture by respecting families' rights to use their land.
According to our State Constitution, "No private property shall be taken or damaged for public or private use without just compensation having been first made "
Yet, private property is being taken through regulation at a staggering pace. Protecting private property rights is essential to a free society.