Abbarno: 2019 Person of the Year!

Thank you!

My family is very honored and blessed to live and work in this amazing community. I appreciate all the support shown during the 2019 Election Year and I look forward to serving a second term on the Centralia City Council. Thank you for your vote and support! 2020!

Peter Abbarno wins 2019 “Best Elected Official in Lewis County” by Daily Chronicle.

On June 19th, at a ceremony located at Dick’s Brewery at the Port of Centralia, Centralia City Councilmember Peter Abbarno was voted Best Elected Official in Lewis County.

Abbarno was nominated the past 4 years and last year won the Best Volunteer in Lewis County for his work with organizations throughout the community. His law firm Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been nominated “Best Place To Work” and “Best Customer Service” the past 4 years and won “Best Place To Work” in 2018.

Peter Abbarno on King5 News

Opposing Tax Increases on Small Businesses

Centralia City Councilmember, Attorney, and Small Business Owner is an outspoken critic of proposals advanced by the Governor and Legislature to increase the Business and Occupation Tax and create an Income and Capital Gains Tax. Peter was interviewed by King5 News this past legislative session.

Supporting the Campaign

I am honored by the support from the community for my campaign, including: State Representative Ed Orcutt; State Representative Richard DeBolt; Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza; Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan Meyer; Lewis County Treasurer Arny Davis; Lewis County Assessor Dianne Dorey, and many more.

I would be honored for your support and endorsement. Consider visiting my Contact Page to support and endorse my re-election campaign.

Peter Abbarno joined other candidates throughout the 20th Legislative District during parade season in Lewis and Thurston counties.

Improving Roads and Sidewalks

Improving our streets and sidewalks is a priority. Centralia has more than 100 miles of streets, alleys, paths, and shoulders. Improving and maintaining our streets and sidewalks is about safety, quality of life, and economic development. If re-elected, I will continue to advocate larger arterial projects, as well as smaller street, alley, and sidewalk projects.

Centralia attorney Peter Abbarno joins Association of Washington Business’ Government Affairs Director Clay Hill to testify in opposition to Senate Bill 5129, which would increase taxes on local small businesses. (Photo: Brian Mittge/AWB)

Creating Economic Opportunities

Our community needs to continue working to open up new housing opportunities, create new family wage jobs, and grow in smart and innovative ways. We can do that through infrastructure improvements, annexation, design guide modifications, and efficient permitting processes. If re-elected I will continue to work on a balanced approach throughout our city and with diverse opportunities like manufacturing, tourism, art and music, sporting and community events, entertainment, and destination shopping.

Peter at the 2018 Lewis County Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics of Lewis County.

Delivering Efficient and Effective Government

Government is “for the people” and “by the people”. Elected officials are financial stewards of public funds and I believe in openness, transparency, and effective and efficient service.  If re-elected, I will continue to vote against unnecessary and burdensome tax increases, advocate a balanced budget that preserves City reserves, and promote fiscally responsible policies.

Peter and his family at the Toledo Cheese Days frog jumping competition.


Flooding is the single most important issues negatively impacting job growth, economic development, and commerce in our region. I strongly support a long-term vision. Without a comprehensive solution, our region will be held back from reaching its full potential. If re-elected, I will make sure the City continues to adopt responsible land use management practices and advances local projects that reduce flooding in our community, like the Centralia China Creek project and Chehalis Airport Levee project.

How you can help the campaign!

Are you interested in joining my election team? If you would like a yard sign, volunteer, or donate, be sure to contact me!