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Former council member Kershner backed Hutchings in letter: ‘Best of the best’

New details reveal letter signed by County Executive was drafted by Hutchings

Kathy Kershner sits at an October 2023 Whatcom County Council meeting. She confirmed on May 2 that she wrote a flattering letter of recommendation for former Public Works Director Jon Hutchings after he left his position at the county due to allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Isaac Stone Simonelli Enterprise/Investigations Reporter
Former Whatcom County Council member Kathy Kershner confirmed this week that she wrote a glowing let

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