Email Updates

The 2021 virtual session is historic for the state. While it presents difficulties for both lawmakers and the people they represent, it does not mean you can not be involved. If...

Jan. 15, 2021

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Peter Abbarno, your new state representative serving the 20th Legislative District. The district is large and diverse, ranging from Rochester and Tenino in South...

Jan. 14, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 legislative session. My first session as your state representative will also be like no other legislative session ever experienced in Washington. I want to start by saying...

Jan. 14, 2021

Due to election-year restrictions, it has been a long time since I wrote to you last. Ethics laws and House rules limit my legislative communications from mid-May through the election and...

Jan. 13, 2021

Greetings from the 2021 legislative session. I will have a much more formal email update in the very near future. However, I’m writing to let you know of an urgent matter...

Jan. 13, 2021

The holidays are behind us. And with a new year comes a new legislative session, which began Monday in Olympia. Due to election-year restrictions which prohibited me from sending email updates,...

Jan. 12, 2021

The 2021 legislative session began yesterday. During opening ceremonies, only legislators and a handful of staff were allowed in the chambers because of COVID-19. It was hard not seeing families in...

Jan. 12, 2021

It’s good to be back doing the business of the people of Washington. A lot has happened since we left the Capitol last March, and obviously, we are all still feeling...

Jan. 12, 2021

The first day began with the National Guard standing behind fences surrounding the Capitol building, and only legislators, a few staff, and some press—wearing masks and social distancing, were allowed inside....

Jan. 12, 2021

Welcome to my first email update as your 10th District state representative. I’d like to begin by thanking you for allowing me to work on your behalf at the Legislature.

Jan. 12, 2021