Eastern, northern Bellingham abandoned Pike for Linville in 2011 election
The Bellingham Herald
In fall 2007, when Dan Pike was running against Dan McShane for the open mayoral seat, eastern and northern Bellingham liked Pike. Not so much this time around. In the 2011 race, in which he ran for re-election against former Democratic state Rep. Kelli Linville, precincts in east and north Bellingham dropped their support for him, according to a new analysis of voting data. That was especially true in the Silver Beach area at the north end of Lake Whatcom. In 2007, that area strongly supported Pike. This year, it abandoned him and strongly supported his opponent.