The pristine beauty of the PNW is what drew us to Whatcom County in 2008. We wanted a family friendly place with outdoor recreation, agriculture and nice people, and that's what we found here.
I spent twenty years in the business world, and the last twelve years coaching high school debate and raising my family. Now that all three of our children are in college, I am prepared for greater civic involvement. During the last two years it has been a pleasure to serve as the Whatcom County GOP State Committeewoman, Chair of the Lincoln Day Dinner, spearhead PCO development and work to get Republicans elected to office.
Whatcom County families have found their values under attack by extremist politicians with an agenda. They would rather push Seattle's failing politics than focus on the needs of working families here.
Now is the time to refocus, regroup and take back our state government. We need a Representative who will champion common-sense solutions, especially when so many people's lives have been negatively impacted by the shutdown. It's time to support small businesses, working families and is definitely not time for new taxes.
Getting people with different opinions to communicate with each other is one of my strengths, and something Olympia desperately needs.
I'm listening and want to represent YOU!
State Representative Luanne Van Werven has served the 42nd Legislative District for six years. She is the lead Republican on the College and Workforce Development committee and also serves on the Transportation and Information, Technology and Economic Development committees.
Additionally, Luanne assists on several sub committees including the Task Force Against Human Trafficking, the Sunshine Committee and the Legislative Ethics Committee.
Luanne built a successful family business with her husband Larry, and is the fifth generation of her family to live and work in Whatcom. Luanne and her husband Larry have four children and eight grandchildren.
For most of her adult life Luanne has worked to encourage others, particularly women, to participate in the political and legislative process. She decided to run for State Representative in 2014 because her experience, service and leadership prepared her to be an effective legislator.
Luanne’s experience in Olympia will serve her constituents well in the next legislative session as the state struggles to fill a multiple-billion-dollar hole in the budget. She will fight for our priorities, our liberties, and economic well being, addressing the coming budget crisis without taxing already-hurting families and small businesses
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First time candidate
Other Professional Experience
Over 15 years of diverse management experience, special focus on large payrolls and general operations. Honesty, integrity and treating people fairly are the principles that inspire Russ.
Bachelor of Science, Business (Public Administration) University of Phoenix.
Russ has made a lifelong commitment to supporting vulnerable youth. He and his wife are foster parents and volunteer providing support to foster families. Through extensive volunteerism with Boy Scouts of America, he collaborated on local and national level projects and taught leadership and teamwork. He has undertaken diverse environmental projects including trail building and the removal of invasive species.
Moving us forward. Now more than ever we have to protect the unique quality of life we are afforded in Washington State. Environmental sustainability can be found within economic sustainability. We must have both. It is in our Northwest DNA to take care of the environment and to do so while promoting a healthy economy.
It will take smart leadership to bring our state economy back. Now more than ever we need a Representative who will fight for the working class.
Russ will work hard to create a government that is responsive to the people. He will oppose regulations that stand in the way of our success. He will promote fiscal responsibility and will find ways to meet our goals without raising taxes. Russ will work hard to earn your vote.
2321 East Bakerview Rd. Ste B. Bellingham, Washington 98226, United States
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