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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

April 28, 2020

State Rep. Luanne Van Werven issued the following statement today regarding Alcoa’s announcement they will be shutting down the Intalco Works aluminum smelter near Ferndale by the end of July: “This is...

April 24, 2020

These are tough, heartbreaking times. COVID-19 has completely upended our daily lives for over a month now. Many of you have lost your jobs or know someone who has. You’ve stayed...

April 22, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 8, I along with local elected leaders and emergency management officials held a meeting at Nooksack High School to provide information and assistance for those impacted by the...

Feb. 19, 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

The short, 60-day session is underway, with that fast-paced sprint feeling. I want to provide you an update on some of the bills I am working on this session, including some coming...

Jan. 20, 2020

While we have been out of session for a few months there is a lot happening in Whatcom County and Washington state. I wanted to give you an update on some...

July 30, 2019

Rep. Luanne Van Werven discusses Senate Bill 5579, relating to the volatility of Bakken crude oil received in Washington state by rail. Van Werven points out the legislation will not keep...

April 24, 2019

Rep. Luanne Van Werven’s legislation to streamline business and occupation tax filing dates for annual filers was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday. House Bill 1059 will extend...

April 22, 2019