Rep. Luanne Van Werven's Email Updates


Rep. Van Werven will be holding coffee chats across Whatcom County in the next couple months. Also, a reminder, legislators will be under election year restrictions.

May 9, 2018

It was a short session, but it was a whirlwind. It started by passing a Hirst fix and a capital budget in the second week. There were many late nights and...

March 13, 2018

Just a reminder, Sen. Doug Ericksen, Rep. Vincent Buys and I are holding a town hall meeting this Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Blaine Senior Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m....

Feb. 15, 2018

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are over halfway through the 60-day legislative session. We have reached the point where most of the bills are dead or no longer under consideration. There...

Feb. 12, 2018

Please join Sen. Doug Ericksen, Rep. Vincent Buys and me for a telephone town hall Monday, Feb. 5, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. During the hour-long event, you will be able to ask...

Feb. 1, 2018

Dear Friends and Neighbors, 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...

Jan. 18, 2018

Dear Friends and Neighbors, 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...

Oct. 3, 2017

After 193 days in session - the most in state history - the Legislature adjourned. Budget negotiators deserve kudos for all the long hours and hard work they put in to reach...

Aug. 3, 2017

Well, the Legislature started its second 30-day special session on Tuesday, May 23. It is frustrating special sessions have become normal operations in Olympia. However, I am encouraged that the K-12 education negotiators are making progress...

June 2, 2017

The Legislature began a 30-day special session last Monday. Budget negotiators in the House and Senate were unfortunately unable to reach an agreement on a final two-year operating budget. The majority parties, Senate Republicans and House Democrats,...

May 1, 2017