Government Affairs Special Topics
Ryan Makinster is the BIA’s Government Affairs Coordinator. Ryan has more than 18 years of non-profit administration, public relations, communications, and government relations experience. You can reach Ryan directly via email or call 360.694.0933.
After the Primary
Our industry, more than many others, lives and dies by statute and regulation which are created by elected officials and the jurisdictions they represent. This makes having the right people in office very important. We will be working through the Building Industry Group PAC to help get those candidates aligned with our values elected; they may have more endorsements, in the near future, for you to consider.
Below is a list of relevant primary winners.
US Senate State – Maria Cantwell & Susan Hutchison
3rd Congressional District – Jamie Herrera Butler & Carolyn Long
State Representative, 17th District Pos. 1 – Vicki Kraft & Tanisha Harris
State Representative, 17th District – Paul Harris (Endorsed) & Damion E. Jiles, Sr.
State Representative, 18th District, Pos. 1 – Brandon Vick (Endorsed) & Chris Thobaben
State Representative, 18th District, Pos. 2 – Larry Hoff & Kathy Gillespie
County Councilor, Chair – Eileen Quiring & Eric K. Holt
County Councilor, District #1 – Jeanne E. Stewart & Temple Lentz
County Councilor, District #2 – Julie Olson (Endorsed) & Elisabeth Veneman
Vancouver City Council, Position 1 – Laurie Lebowsky & Sarah Fox
Full Election Results (http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/clark/)
Please contact Ryan Makinster for more information on this process, candidates or general election questions.
Upcoming GAC Meeting
The next Government Affairs Committee meeting is Monday, September 10 at 3:30 at the BIA office. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues you would like to raise.