Mutchler beats Watson for Ferndale mayor

Mutchler had 52 percent and beat Watson by 104 votes, according to the tally released Friday afternoon, Nov. 5. The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office has counted all but about 100 ballots in the county; the results will be certified Nov. 24. Mutchler will replace current mayor Gary Jensen, who endorsed Mutchler as his successor. Jensen ran for Port of Bellingham commissioner but lost.