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LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 42 – State Representative Pos. 1

2 Year Term – Whatcom

Tawsha (Dykstra) Thompson

(Prefers Republican Party)


(360) 660-9401

1706 FRONT ST #727
LYNDEN, WA 98264


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Candidate Statement

Elected Experience
First time candidate.

Other Professional Experience
Currently Tawsha is a Disaster Case manager, advocating for and navigating with flood survivors in their recovery efforts, employing the skills she developed as a Bellingham police officer. Throughout her almost 25 years as an officer, detective, and Sergeant, she advocated for victims, collaborated with different agencies to hold those who commit crimes accountable, and tirelessly served her community.

Lynden Christian, Whatcom Community College, Western WA University.

Community Service
President, Bellingham Police Association. Local union representative to Olympia. Peer Support and Wellness Coordinator. Organized “Shop with your Cop” events. Special Olympics organizer for Law Enforcement “Torch Run.”

Crime is up. Taxes are up. Gas is up. Olympia voted to increase gas costs even more, but delayed implementation until after this election. Tawsha will be different. She’ll work for a safer, more affordable Whatcom County.

"As a police detective I was a voice for those someone tried to silence. Many today feel ignored and forgotten by our Representatives. Whatcom County is my home, I intend to fight for it. I’ll be a voice for those who have been cancelled and intimidated and ignored. The silent majority deserves to be heard. With your vote I will be your voice."