Centralia City Council Peter Abbarno announced his intention to seek a second term on the council Friday and told The Chronicle he intended to file the necessary paperwork with the state Public Disclosure Commission the same day.
A press release distributed by Abbarno on Friday touts his volunteerism with local schools and organizations such as the Hub City Mission Cold Weather Shelter and Centralia Little League. It also lists endorsements from state Reps. Ed Orcutt and Richard DeBolt, Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza, Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan Meyer and other public officials.
“I think the greatest challenges for our community will be how we handle growth and how we prepare for it,” Abbarno said. “We can’t move forward without being organized on where we want growth. We have a lot of great opportunities, but they can backfire if we don’t plan well.”
Asked what he plans to hang his hat on from his first term on the council, Abbarno pointed to his voting record on fiscal matters. He supported increased city funding for senior citizen programs and for early learning programs at Timberland Library. Abbarno also said he’s voted against every tax increase that’s come before the city council.
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