Representative Van Werven gets to work for 42nd Legislative District

Representative Luanne Van Werven, Republican from Lynden, Washington. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, was sworn in today in Olympia as state representative during the convening of the 2015 legislative session. Van Werven replaces former Rep. Jason Overstreet, who did not seek reelection in 2014.

“I’m really looking forward to getting started and representing the people of Whatcom County,” said Van Werven. “I’ve been involved in the legislative process for more than 25 years now, in different capacities, and it’s so exciting to begin this new public service role. All of the support that I’ve received has been truly humbling.”

Van Werven swore to: “uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, the Constitution and laws of the State of Washington, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of a Washington State Representative to the best of my ability.”

Van Werven serves on the following House committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Higher Education
  • State Government

“These committee assignments will cover a wide variety of different issues, all important to the Forty-second District and Washington,” she said. “The Appropriations Committee will have some heavy lifting to do, especially in light of the governor’s budget proposals. And I’m really looking forward to being a voice for our college communities as I sit on the Higher Education Committee.”

Constituents can contact Van Werven at her legislative office by calling (360) 786-7980 or sending an e-mail to

The 2015 legislative session is scheduled to last 105 days.

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Rep. Van Werven’s media:
official portrait photos on Flickr YouTube videos

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P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600

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