I appreciate the opportunity to discuss Referendum 90, Initiative 1639, Title Only Bills, Income and Capital Gains Taxes, and other issues important to the Citizens of Cowlitz County, the 20th District, and State of Washington. Thank you Jeri and Spencer for being great interviewers and hosts!Peter Abbarno, Candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District.
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Peter Abbarno, candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District, received the endorsement of the Association of Washington Business (AWB).
Endorsements are important in any election, especially from a business community impacted by COVID-19 and Stay Home orders. The legislative session will be filled with complex economic issues. As a business owner, I am honored that AWB supports my campaign and trusts my efforts to protect businesses like mine and their employees.Peter Abbarno, candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District
Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes nearly 7,000 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association.
Abbarno’s endorsements also include the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Washington Farm Bureau, Associated General Contractors of Washington, and the Olympia Master Builders and Building Industry of Washington’s Washington Affordable Housing Council.
Washington can’t tax its way to prosperity on the backs of small business and working families. Our State must incentive growth, eliminate burdensome regulations, reduce the overwhelming tax burden, and get Washington Working Again!Peter Abbarno, candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District
Peter Abbarno, candidate for the State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District, was recently endorsed by the National Rifle Association.
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.
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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Peter Abbarno, candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District, is endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Washington PAC.
On behalf of our more than 7,000 members here in the Evergreen State, we are pleased to announce the NFIB Washington PAC endorses your campaign for the state legislature.
Over 99 percent of all businesses in Washington are small businesses, and they employ more than half the state’s private sector workforce – 1.4 Million people – according to the US Small Business Administration.David Steele, NFIB Washington PAC Chairman and Patrick Connor, Washington State NFIB WA PAC Director
As a small business owner, it is an honor to receive the endorsement and support of the National Federation of Independent Business. Small Business owners are the heart of Washington’s economy, and even more so in places like SW Washington where we don’t have corporate giants like Amazon, Microsoft, or Boeing.
I stand committed to safely and quickly re-opening our economy and creating economic opportunities for businesses to grow, expand, and innovate. I appreciate the support of the National Federation of Independent Business.Peter Abbarno, candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District
Washington’s 20th Legislative District is one of forty-nine districts in Washington state for representation in the state legislature. The district includes a southern section of Thurston County, most of Lewis and Cowlitz counties, and the northern tip of Clark County.
To say the least, the 20th Legislative District is large. I’ve driven from Rochester and Tenino in Thurston County to Woodland in Clark County and virtually everywhere in between to meet with business owners, families, and future constituents. And, I will be doing that over-and-over again through Election Day!
The overwhelming feeling expressed has been frustration with the current economic situation and the desire for leadership and plan for recovery. As a small business owner and parent, I am feeling many of the same frustrations!
As your State Representative, my priority is real, meaningful, and fiscally responsible economic recovery and rebuilding that addresses the needs of small business owners and working families.Peter Abbarno, Candidate for the State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District.
State Senator John Braun (R-20); State Representative Richard Debolt (R-20); State Representative Ed Orcutt (R-20); House Republican Leader JT Wilcox (R-2); State Representative Andrew Barkis (R-2); State Representative Jim Walsh (R-19); and over 30 elected officials in the 20th Legislative District from Thurston to Clark counties. . . .
General Election Dates!
|October 16||Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers.|
|October 26||Online and mail registrations must be received 8 days before Election Day. Register to vote in person during business hours and any time before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.|
|November 3||Deadline for Washington State voter registration or updates (in person only).|
|November 3||General Election – Deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.|