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Due to election-year restrictions, content on my website cannot be changed until the Secretary of State certifies the November election results. You are still welcome to contact me directly.

I hope you are healthy and well in these difficult and uncertain times. I am sending this final email update to you before election-year restrictions go into effect on May 11....

May 6, 2020

Many people are concerned, worried and confused with everything that is happening surrounding the coronavirus. I sent out some information a couple weeks ago, but since then we have put together...

March 18, 2020

Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, talks about her legislation, House Bill (HB) 2741, to increase salmon hatchery production on Puget Sound. She also touches on her bill that would allow young...

Feb. 9, 2020

Rep. Luanne Van Werven joined Republican senators in a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 28 to discuss legislation (House Bill 2741/Senate Bill 6509) that would increase hatchery production on Puget Sound....

Jan. 30, 2020

Earlier this summer on a cool, drizzly day in Alaska I had the opportunity to see firsthand how Alaska has turned a dwindling salmon population into a successful and bountiful industry...

Oct. 17, 2019

The Legislature adjourned on March 8. It is great to be back in beautiful Whatcom County. Since being home, we have had opportunities to meet with constituents and local groups about...

May 7, 2018

Rep. Van Werven discusses the Hirst fix, capital budget and what it means for Whatcom County. She also discusses other legislation she is working on and her Rules Committee appointment.

Jan. 24, 2018

We are in the second week of the 2018 legislative session. The short, 60-day session is always fast and furious as it feels like we are trying to pack so much into a...

Jan. 18, 2018

Thursday night, the Washington State House of Representatives and state Senate passed legislation to address the state Supreme Court Hirst decision, as well as the capital budget. Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden,...

Jan. 18, 2018

Although the Legislature is not in session, I feel it important to give you an update on the Hirst ruling – the flawed state Supreme Court decision from last October. You will recall...

Oct. 3, 2017