Rep. Luanne Van Werven's News & Media


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

A measure sponsored by Rep. Luanne Van Werven that will require release of sensitive fish and wildlife data to be subject to a confidentiality agreement was recently signed by the governor....

March 28, 2018

This week, the Washington State House of Representatives approved legislation modifying the procedures for determining certain aspects of the legal parent-child relationship, known as the Washington Uniform Parentage Act. The bill...

March 3, 2018

Forty-second District Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven issued the following joint statement today about reducing the state property tax during the 2018 legislative session. “As homeowners begin to receive...

March 1, 2018

Rep. Van Werven identifies and discusses tools to keep our schools safe, such as: enforcing existing gun laws, strengthening back ground checks, providing accessible resource officers, mental health professionals and counselors,...

Feb. 26, 2018

Forty-second District legislators Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Reps. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, and Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, are holding a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Blaine Senior Center. At the community meeting, attendees...

Feb. 9, 2018

Madeline Swaney, a student at Lynden High School, spent the week of Jan. 28 – Feb. 2 in Olympia serving as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was...

Feb. 9, 2018

Rep. Luanne Van Werven talks about the impacts of the tax legislation before the Legislature this session. She also introduces Page Madeline Swaney.

Feb. 7, 2018

Forty-second District Sen. Doug Ericksen and Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven will host a telephone town hall for constituents on Monday, Feb. 5 from 6-7 p.m. During the hour-long community conversation, the lawmakers will answer...

Jan. 30, 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