Meet our freshmen members
Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia | 20th District
Peter represents the 20th District, which includes parts of Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, and Thurston counties. He is an attorney and partner of Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from State University of New York in Fredonia, a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School, and a Master of Laws in taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. Peter served for five years on the Centralia City Council. He is a very active community volunteer and holds numerous awards for his involvement. Peter and his wife, Holly, have two children and live in Centralia.
Rep. Rob Chase, R-Liberty Lake | 4th District
Rob is serving his first term representing the 4th Legislative District. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University and is Certified in Production and Inventory Management, from the American Production and Inventory Control Society. Rob also served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1972 to 1978. Rob served as Spokane County Treasurer from 2011-2018. He is a board member of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights and has been a Sunday school teacher. Rob has been married to his wife Chris for more than 40 years. They have four grown children and four grandchildren.
Rep. Greg Gilday, R-Camano | 10th District
Greg Gilday is serving his first term in the Legislature. Born in Stanwood, Greg grew up in Washington and Southeast Alaska. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University, he later earned a law degree and MBA and then moved back to the Stanwood-Camano area to raise his family. The third generation of his family to practice law, Greg also works as a realtor and is a board director and past president of a leading title and escrow company. A firm believer in community service, he has served on the boards of the Safe Harbor Free Clinic, Stanwood Camano Food Bank, and the Stanwood Camano Rotary Club. Greg and his wife, Megan, live on Camano Island with their two sons, Laker and Graham.
Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen, R-Puyallup | 25th District
Cyndy was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2020 from the 25th District. She is a life-long Washingtonian who has lived in this part of the state for over three decades. She is passionate about helping people and she brings a wide variety of experience to the table. Cyndy serves on the Puyallup City Council, and has also volunteered as a president, treasurer, and board member for many parent, community, and faith-based groups. She plans to bring frugality, common sense, and a collaborative spirit to the Legislature. Cyndy and her husband raised their seven children in the Puyallup area and now enjoy the close company of many of their grandchildren who are growing up close to home.
Rep. Mark Klicker, R-Walla Walla | 16th District
Mark was elected to office in 2020 to represent the 16 Legislative District. He is a native of Walla Walla, Washington. He grew up on the family farm following in his ancestor’s footsteps, farming the land by growing irrigated crops, orchards, dryland wheat, cattle, and timber. He continues to sell farm and ranch real estate with Northwest First Realtors. His goal as a state representative is to work collaboratively, with both sides of the aisle, for a better Washington. Mark has been married for 33 years, has three adult children and two grandchildren and he enjoys spending time with his growing family.
Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet | 19th District
Joel represents the 19th Legislative District, which includes Wahkiakum, Pacific and parts of Cowlitz, Grays Harbor and Lewis counties. Joel was raised in Cathlamet. After high school he served a two-year mission in Cleveland, Ohio, which included cleaning up flood damage and other humanitarian services. After his mission, Joel served in the United States Marine Corps. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in evolutionary ecology and a master’s degree in mathematics education. He currently works as a program mentor for Western Governors University and is a Marine Corps reservist. Joel and his wife Margaret Jean have three children.
Rep. Eric Roberton, R-Sumner | 31st District
Eric Robertson represents the 31st District, where he was first elected to the House in 1994, serving two terms; and elected in 2020 to a third term. Previously, he served as the Majority Caucus Chairman, and served on Transportation, Judiciary, Agriculture & Ecology, and Rules committees. His work focused on government accountability & reform and keeping taxes low. He continues that work during this current term. Retired after nearly 36 years with the Washington State Patrol, as United States Marshal, and chief executive for Valley Regional Fire Authority, he proudly continues his service as legislator and in several community organizations.