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Abbarno nominated “Best” Elected Official and Volunteer by Daily Chronicle Readers
Author: Peter Abbarno
May 16, 2019

The Daily Chronicle readers nominated Centralia City Councilmember Peter Abbarno one of the Best Elected Officials in Lewis County for the third year in a row. Abbarno was also nominated one of the Best Volunteers in Lewis County, an award he won in 2018. You can vote daily at

Peter is the current president of the Centralia College Foundation, member of the Lewis County Economic Development Council board, and host of the AM1470 KELA “Let’s Talk About It” show.

Volunteers for the Centralia School Supply Drive “filling the bus” at Walmart.

Peter volunteers with WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), the Hub City Mission Cold Weather Shelter, and also serves as a Mentor at WF West High School and as a Mentor for the Morton High School Mock Trial Team. He also coached Centralia Little League, Centralia Youth Soccer, and organizes the Centralia Back-To-School Supply Drive.

Peter with Principal Andy Justice at Edison Elementary School supporting the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program.

In 2012, Peter was named one of the top 20 professionals under the age of 40 in Lewis County, WA. For the past three years, Peter was nominated by Daily Chronicle readers as one of the top three “Best Elected Officials” in Lewis County; and in 2018, voted the “Best Volunteer” in Lewis County and his law firm was voted “Best Place to Work” in Lewis County. In 2019, Peter received the “Economic Development Leadership Award” from the Lewis County Economic Development Council.

Voting for the Chronicle Best of Lewis County awards begins May 16 and ends on May 25. Interested voters can vote once per day at

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