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Council member enters Bellingham mayor’s race

Martens says marginalized voices in city go unheard

Bellingham City Council member Kristina Michele Martens talks as she gestures with her hands next to other council members.
Bellingham City Council member Kristina Michele Martens, center, speaks at a city council meeting in October 2022. Martens said she will challenge Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood in the 2023 elections. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Kristina Michele Martens said she will run for mayor of Bellingham, after one term on the city counc

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