Monthly Archive: July 2020

Delivering Meals and Supporting Lewis County Seniors!

This week, Peter Abbarno delivered meals to Lewis County Seniors in Toledo; supporting the many seniors impacted by COVID-19 and the Stay Home Orders.

I’ve been involved by helping and supporting the Lewis County Seniors since their inception as a seprate organization apart from the County. Meeting seniors in Toledo and delivering meals was rewarding, but also a reminder of the needs that are sill in our community; especially for those who are vulnerable or on fixed incomes. In just two hours in Toledo, we delivered meals to 40 seniors, including 3 newly registered seniors.

Thank you to Glenda Forga, staff, volunteers, supporters, and the Lewis County Seniors Board. Countless hours go into planning and managing all the Lewis County Senior programs.

Peter Abbarno, Centralia City Mayor Pro-tem and Candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District.

The Lewis County Seniors organization is important to our community by offering both nutritional and enrichment programs in Lewis County. Unfortunately much of enrichment has been curtailed. After county funding cuts, the Lewis County Seniors formed a 501(c)(3) organization to continue serving the vital needs of our community; including nutritional programs.

There are tremendous benefits to supporting our Lewis County Seniors. Our seniors built and contributed so much to our community and I believe providing for their wellbeing is the right thing to do. It is also the fiscally responsible thing to do, because we know that nutritional and enrichment programs are highly effective preventative measures to maintaining the quality of life and health of our senior community.

Peter Abbarno, Centralia City Councilmember and host of AM1470 KELA’s Let’s Talk About It show.

Listen to Peter Abbarno with Col. Ron Averill, President of the Lewis County Seniors, and Glenda Forga, Executive Director of the Lewis County Seniors, on AM1470 KELA Radio prior to COVID-19

Supporting Lewis County Seniors!

Turnout is 5% higher than 2016, but still only 15%. When do you vote? POLL!

As of July 28, 2020, according to the Washington Secretary of State’s Office, turnout in the State of Washington was 14.8%, 5% higher than the last presidential election years.

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Peter Abbarno talks Dairy Farming with the Osborne Family of LR Dairy in Lewis County!

Meeting Katie, Roy, and the Osborne Family!

Family Farming is part of the history and tradition in Washington State and the 20th Legislative District; contributing to more than $10 billion dollars in revenue from over 35,000 farms and ranches. As your State Representative, supporting our family farms, dairies and agriculture community will continue to be a priority.

Peter Abbarno, candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District!

I am proud and honored to be supported and endorsed by the Washington Farm Bureau and many family farms, like LR Dairy in Curtis.

Peter Abbarno, candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District!

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Get Washington Working: Half of Americans Believe Jobs gone Forever!

Nearly one-half of Americans believe their job is lost forever. According to an April AP-NORC poll, 78% of those in households with a job loss thought they’d be temporary. Now, 47% think that lost job is definitely or probably not coming back.

The Washington Stay Home-Stay Safe orders from the Governor were made without a long-term plan or strategy to re-open and support small businesses. Many Washingtonians agreed with the initial orders while a plan was put in place, but the lack of leadership and collaboration left many without a job, without economic security, and without hope. This is not good for families, businesses, students, or anyone.

Together, we need to Get Washington Working. This is about more than jobs, this is about the political machine in Olympia not working in the best interest of Washingtonians. We need communication, collaboration, and a less arbitrary and unilateral approach to governance.

Peter Abbarno, Candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District. Peter is a business owner, attorney with a Master of Laws in Taxation, mayor pro-tem in the City of Centralia, and husband and father.

In May, the Governor ended the bipartisan legislative task force focused on a long-term recovery plan. No new bipartisan committee has been created and the Governor’s weekly orders are unilateral without bipartisan legislative planning.

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Economic Rebuilding from the Stay Home Orders will be the most complex issue facing the State Legislature. The Washington economic and revenue forecast council estimated the State of Washington is facing a massive deficit!

Despite high unemployment and massive deficits, the Governor adopts a centralized planning approach with little to no input from the bipartisan legislative leadership. In fact, the Governor ended the bipartisan recovery task force in May.

I have experience as a Centralia City Councilor balancing a $150 million budget, I also have experience as a business owner and attorney on building sustainable economic plans for individuals and businesses.

I do not support creating new taxes or increasing the rate of existing taxes. The state cannot tax its way out of a recession or to prosperity on the backs of working families and small businesses. 

I support:

First, the State must cut the budget; not with a chainsaw, but with a scalpel. We must protect the most vulnerable in our community while at the same time recognizing that the democrat majority and Governor have over spent and created unsustainable programs with unreliable revenue.  The 2019 budget spends 19% more than the previous state budget. We can reduce spending while maintaining vital services.

Second, the State must grow our economy and eliminating regulatory barriers for small business to expand and create jobs. Over burdensome and clearly political and arbitrary regulations are preventing our community and small businesses from growing and creating jobs. 

I will help get Washington back to work and jumpstart the economy by reducing taxes and regulations and encouraging job creation and job growth.

Peter Abbarno, Candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District.

Getting Washington Back to Work!

Inslee: Restrict Activities; Require More Masks; Extend Eviction Moratorium!

Today, Governor Jay Inslee restricted the activities of many Washingtonians and businesses by rolling back phased reopening, requiring more masks in common spaces, and extending the moratorium on evictions.

Working families and small businesses in Washington are going to be significantly impacted by the Governor’s latest ‘roll back’ Order without any plan for relief! It is clear to me, and has been for some time, that a special session is necessary!

I urge 2/3 of the legislators to call a special session and address the health and economic needs of our State. The Governor’s unilateral actions under RCW 43.06.220, without any articulable plan or strategy, have limitation and the duly elected Legislature must act now to provide direction during this leadership vacuum

Peter Abbarno, Candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District.

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Building Industry Supports Peter Abbarno for 20th District State Representative!

I am very honored by the endorsements from the Associated General Contractors of Washington and Washington Affordable Housing Council. Important endorsements like these are evidence of my past efforts to increase and improve commercial and residential construction, as well as confidence in my plans for our future growth and needs.

Peter Abbarno, candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District.

AGC of Washington is the premier professional association of contractors in the State of Washington, committed to enhancing the performance of our members, representing their interests, and building a better climate for construction.

Washington Affordable Housing Council, Building Industry Association of Washington and Olympia Master Builders, supports pro-housing and pro-business candidates working on housing and construction solutions.

To create jobs and increase our housing inventory, Washington needs to reduce burdensome costs, regulations, and barriers to smart and balanced growth. I look forward to successfully working on getting Washington back to work and supporting working families..

Peter Abbarno, candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District.
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Peter Abbarno receives “A” rating from NRA in race for the 20th Legislative District

Peter Abbarno, candidate for the State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District, recently earned an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) political victory fund.

The 20th Legislative District, which includes Thurston, Lewis, Cowlitz, and Clark counties, had the highest percentage of opposition to the 2018 Initiative 1639 ballot measure to increase restrictions on law-abiding gun owners. With 68.23% opposed, the 20th Legislative District voters sent a clear message and had the highest opposition rate among all districts.

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Protecting our Second Amendment rights should not be a partisan issue. In SW Washington, like most of rural Washington, gun ownership and hunting is part of the history and tradition of many families. Government should be enforcing current laws to punish criminals, not taking constitutional rights away from legal and responsible gun owners.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Our State constitutional provision in Article 1; Section 24, is unique in that the right to “bear arms” is construed as an “individual” rather than “collective” right. “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired.” Washingtonians have stronger protections, yet, the erosion of that right continues.

Enforcing current laws and preventing guns from being possessed by violent and repeat criminals should be priority and CAN be accomplished without infringing on the rights of law abiding and responsible gun owners. That is why I opposed Initiative 1639 in 2018. Good policy starts with existing laws being enforced by prosecutors and judges. Broad swath gun control legislation leaves criminals with guns, the innocent with no protection, and our law enforcement at a potentially lethal disadvantage.

Peter Abbarno, Candidate for the State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District

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Fundraiser with House Republican Leader JT Wilcox

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Woodland Zoom & In-Person Meet-and-Greet with Rep. Ed Orcutt and Peter Abbarno

Join 20th Legislative District Representative Candidate Peter Abbarno and Representative Ed Orcutt for a meet-and-greet at Luckman Coffee on Thursday, July 9th at 6:30pm. The event can be attended both in-person and via Zoom.

The event is hosted by Darlene Johnson, Carol Rounds, Chuck Halsig, and Ben Thomas Jr. Please RSVP at darlene@gowoot.net for in-person and Zoom attendance.

In-Person at Luckman Coffee

You can attend the Woodland Meet-and-Greet for Rep. Ed Orcutt & Peter Abbarno in-person at Luckman Coffee Company located at 1230 Lewis River Road in Woodland.

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Click on the link to join the webinar: ​https://zoom.us/j/92619188132

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Merten Ranch BBQ with House Republican Leader JT Wilcox

Saturday, July 18 at the Merten Ranch in Toledo for an outside BBQ

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Merten Ranch Fundraiser on July 18 to Support the Campaign to Elect Peter Abbarno!

On July 18, Dale Merten, Tina Merten, Fred Rider, State Representative Richard DeBolt, and House Republican Leader JT Wilcox are hosting a fundraiser at the Merten Ranch located at 1011 Tucker Road in Toledo! Supporters can buy their tickets today or RSVP before July 15.

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The Event is on Saturday, July 18th at 3pm. BBQ is provided by Bonanza BBQ. The cost is $50/person. Hosts of the event include:

  • Dale and Tina Merten
  • Fred and Laura Rider
  • State Representative Richard and Amy DeBolt
  • House Republican Leader JT Wilcox

RSVP with the Campaign to Elect Peter Abbarno by July 15 at peter@electpeterabbarno.com

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The event is outside and social distancing will be observed. Please bring a face mask, if appropriate. Western Bandanas (face mask) will also be available.

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