Peter Abbarno is a community leader and local attorney throughout SW Washington.
Peter has been voted the Best Elected Official in Lewis County by the Daily Chronicle in 2019, a title he was nominated for since 2016. In 2018, Peter won the Best Volunteer in Lewis County .
In 2019, Peter received the Human Rights Award from Church Women United and the Economic Development Award from the Lewis County Economic Development Council.
Peter is the current president of the Centralia College Foundation, an elected City Councilmember in the City of Centralia , and serves on the board of many organizations, such the Lewis County Economic Development Council.
In addition to being an attorney, City Councilor, and volunteer, Peter hosts the daily morning show “Let’s Talk About It” on KELA AM1470 at 8:30am. The show tackles local issues and highlights community individuals and organizations.
Peter graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. For almost 10 years, he worked in the field of government and politics as a media and policy coordinator, campaign manager, and executive director of statewide political non-profit organizations. In that capacity, he assisted candidates and political parties to comply with state and federal campaign finance and election laws.
Peter earned a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School in 2008 and a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Washington in 2009. In 2010, Peter joined Olson Althauser Samuelson & Rayan, LLP, currently known as Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP. He became partner in 2013.
Peter enjoys spending time with his wife Holly Abbarno (Hawes) and two children, Sophia and Antonio, as well as, running, wine tasting, and is an avid comic book collector.