Rep. Luanne Van Werven and Sen. Doug Ericksen to host town hall meeting January 5

42nd District lawmakers will take questions from constituents, discuss 2019 legislative session

Rep. Luanne Van Werven and Sen. Doug Ericksen will host a town hall meeting for constituents on Saturday, January 5, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Meridian High School Auditorium located at 194 West Laurel Road (Bellingham, WA 98226). Representative-elect Sharon Shewmake will also attend the event.

There will be signage pointing out where to go and where to park at the venue when constituents arrive. The 42nd District lawmakers will take questions and discuss the upcoming legislative session.

“What happens in Olympia this year will directly impact our constituents’lives. It’s important for us to hear from the people we represent. Our job is to listen, learn and bring the voices of Whatcom County to the legislative process,” said Van Werven, R-Lynden.  

“I look forward to meeting with my Whatcom County constituents to talk about the issues important to them prior to the 2019 legislative session,” said Ericksen, R-Ferndale

Van Werven has been named ranking Republican on the House College and Workforce Development Committee, which was previously the House Higher Education Committee. She will also sit on the House Transportation Committee,the House Innovation, Technology and Economic Development Committee, and the House Rules Committee.

Ericksen has been chosen as ranking Republican on the Senate Energy,Climate and Technology Committee, which was previously the Senate Energy,Environment and Technology Committee. He will also serve on the Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development and Trade Committee, and the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.

Van Werven can be contacted at Luanne.VanWerven@leg.wa.govand (360) 786-7980. Ericksen can be reached at and (360)786-7682.

The 2019 legislative session will begin on January 14 and is scheduled to run 105 days.


Washington State House Republican Communications