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Dear Neighbor,

The Evergreen State has always been one of the safer places to live, work and raise a family in America, going back at least as far as 1960. 

Tragically, as of 2022, that’s no longer the case. 

One out of every three constituents who participated in my fall 2023 legislative survey said they had been directly impacted by crime, and the FBI’s Crime in the Nation Statistics report released in October revealed that crime is heating up here in Washington state while it’s cooling nationally.

For for the full story, read my article in The Chronicle by clicking here.

On the House floor this year, I fought against legislative measures that would prioritize criminals over victims.


Peter Abbarno

State Representative Peter Abbarno, 20th Legislative District
411 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7896 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000