Elected Experience: State Representative, first term. Serves on the Higher Education, State budget (Appropriations) and State Government Committees.
Other Professional Experience: Luanne was born and raised here and is the fifth generation of her family to live and work in Whatcom County. Luanne and her husband Larry have four children and five grandchildren. They, along with his parents, built their family business into a successful enterprise that now employees over 50 people.
Education: Attended Lynden Christian schools and Bellevue College
Community Service: Whatcom County Youth Advisory Council. Endorsed by every one of the mayors of Whatcom County’s small cities! (Lynden, Ferndale, Blaine, Everson, Sumas, Nooksack)
Statement: “Two years ago, I promised to take Whatcom values to Olympia; good schools, safe neighborhoods, and protecting our farms and local jobs. With every vote I ask myself, ‘How will this improve the lives of people in Whatcom County?’”
Whatcom schools: Luanne is a voice for students. On the Higher Education Committee, she supported the biggest college tuition cut in history and works to fund classrooms rather than bureaucracies. Whatcom jobs: Luanne worked tirelessly to save jobs at Cherry Point, including the Intalco plant. Smarter budget: Luanne opposes risking our economic future with higher taxes and spending.