February 7- Peter Abbarno, candidate for State House in the 20th Legislative District, joined Cowlitz Citizen Update host Spencer Boudreau in Kelso for a discussion about many local issues important to local residents. Cowlitz Citizens Update is Cowlitz County’s premier media outlet, offering local programming, aerial vide, and livestreams featuring local news and local topics.
Flooding is a huge problem for many communities in the 20th Legislative District. Centralia-Chehalis; Kelso; and Kalama all have uniquely different flooding issues that cause substantial financial damage- and the stigma of flooding holds back the communities from reaching their full economic potential. To find solutions, it is important for a candidate, and elected official, to be engaged in the community and communicating with the people most impacted.Peter Abbarno, Business owner, Attorney, Centralia Mayor Pro Tem, and Candidate for the State House in the 20th Legislative District
Abbarno and Boudreau also discussed the struggles addressing homelessness in Longview, and the need for Cowlitz County to attract family wage jobs in the manufacturing and natural resource based economies.
There is a strong history and tradition in Cowlitz County, and throughout SW Washington, of natural resource based jobs in agriculture and timber. Unfortunately, Seattle based politicians aren’t concerned with what happens to our industries outside of the shadow of the space needle. They have overregulated or out-regulated local jobs. I strongly believe our communities deserve the opportunity to create family wage jobs.Peter Abbarno, Business owner, Attorney, Centralia Mayor Pro Tem, and Candidate for the State House in the 20th Legislative District