Sam Crawford is currently serving his fourth term on the Whatcom County Council. His first term began January 2000. In 2014, Councilmember Crawford is a member of the Finance and Administrative Services Committee and the Natural Resources Committee. In addition, he is appointed to several community boards and committees, including the Local Emergency Planning Committee and EMS Oversight Board.
Councilmember Crawford has served on the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board and is the current Board Chair. The Board makes funding and oversight decisions for local transportation projects throughout the state of Washington, distributing approximately $100 million of gas tax revenue each year.