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Dr. Richard Stride recently endorsed Peter Abbarno for State Representative.

As a business professional and active community minded person. I am pleased to endorse Peter Abbarno for State Representative, 20th District. 

I have sat with Peter on many occasions to discuss the behavioral health needs of Lewis County.  He is always attentive and empathic when helping me brainstorm solutions to the behavioral health concerns of individuals in Lewis County.  I have fond him warm, receptive, and open to new ideas.  As Mayor Pro-tem, and serving on the Centralia City Council, Peter has worked tirelessly to make Centralia a better place to live, work, and raise a family.  Peter’s passion for his fellow community members, and in fact all residents of Lewis County, is evident as he was chosen as The Chronicle’s Person of the Year for 2020. 

In addition, Peter has sat on Cascade’s Community Healthcare’s Legislative and Governmental Forum’s professional panel for several years, listening to and offering his expertise as local social services agencies present issues they are facing with the individuals they serve. Peter is not one to sit idly by as other do the work.  He is not afraid to get his hand dirty and do the work, to effect real and lasting change.

I sincerely believe he will be a tireless advocate for Lewis County residents, and a positive force in state government.   

Dr. Richard J. Stride, Psy.D., LMHC
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Peter Abbarno with Rep. Richard DeBolt at the Cascade Community Health Legislative-Governmental Forum

Cascade Community Health has been serving the community for more than 50 years, with offices in Centralia, Chehalis, and Morton.

Cascade Community Health offers a wide range of services from inpatient to outpatient care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and more. Learn more about Cascade Community Health.

Cascade Community Health also hosts a Government and Legislative Forum since 2014 and Peter has been a panelist for the past 5 years.

Dr. Stride has been a leader in the community for many years on issues like mental health and substance abuse treatment, as well as child, family, and elder counseling. I have been honored to work with Dr. Stride on solutions and look forward to continuing our efforts.

Not enough people are discussing that COVID-19 and the Stay Home Order are directly related to increases in the rate of domestic violence, increases in the rate of divorce, increases in the rate of suicide, increases in the rate of depression, and increases in the rate of drug abuse. Equally tragic is that children are not only experiencing the same issues, they are experience trauma from observing others, like their parents and neighbors suffer.

Our Community is going to need support to recover from the aftermath of the Stay Home Order and Cascade Community Health will be on the front line. As your State Representative, I will support greater investments in community-based mental health and substance abuse programs with proven success that focus on building stronger families and stronger communities.

Peter Abbarno, Candidate for State House of Representatives in the 20th Legislative District.
Dr. Richard Stride endorese Peter Abbarno
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Dr. Richard Stride, CEO with Cascade Community Health, endorses Peter Abbarno

About Peter

Peter Abbarno is a small business owner, attorney, community volunteer, Centralia Mayor pro tem, and most importantly, a father and husband.

  • In 2018, Peter was voted the “Best Volunteer” in Lewis County;
  • In 2019, Peter received the “Economic Development Leadership Award” from the Lewis County Economic Development Council;
  • In 2019, Peter received the Human Rights Award from the Church Women United;
  • In 2019, Peter was voted the “Best Elected Official” in Lewis County;
  • In 2020, Peter was named “Person of the Year” by the Chronicle Newspaper editorial staff.

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