BELLEVUE, WA – Former Vice-Chair Luanne Van Werven released the following statement regarding her new role as Chair of the Washington State Republican Party:
“I want to wish Kirby Wilbur all the best in his future position at the Young America’s Foundation. He has served this Party and the state of Washington well as he championed conservative principles for more than 40 years.
“I am excited to step up and get to work with the great WSRP staff to ensure a seamless transition. Continuity for the Party is essential to ensuring big victories in 2013. This year, the Washington State Republican Party plans on adding one more member to the Majority Coalition Caucus by electing Rep. Jan Angel in November’s special election, along with many Republicans in local races across the state. Working toward a Republican majority in both chambers of the Legislature will be my goal, as it was my predecessor’s. I can’t wait to work with all the great Republicans across this state as we seek to reform state government so that it once again works for Washington’s families.”
Luanne Van Werven lives in Whatcom County, and was elected to the position of Vice-Chair for the Washington State Republican Party this past January. She served as Chair of the Whatcom County Republican Party for 4 years, and was elected as the Republican State Committeewoman for Whatcom County in December 2012.