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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I will be holding a series of town hall meetings and walking tours over the next few months to gather input from local business owners on how we can get Washington working again.  With so many people looking for work, it is imperative that government at all levels get serious about how we can improve the business climate in our state.

My first town hall meeting will be in Benton City on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the commons area at the Kiona Benton City High School.  I look forward to hearing your ideas on how we can help create jobs here in Washington state and more specifically, the Tri-Cities region.  I hope you can participate.

Also, here is a letter I’ll be sending out to many employers in the Tri-Cities:


Dear 8th District Business Owner,

Your work is the backbone of our Washington State economy and the success of your business is vital to the economic health of Washington State.  During the last legislative session, huge cuts were made in state government to try to regain control over state spending.   However, if we are to turn around our state economy to once again prosper as individuals and a state – our government needs to work hand-in-hand with our businesses.  We need to create a business-friendly climate in Washington State.

During the month of September, I am conducting “main street walks”.   I will be visiting businesses in the five cities I represent to specifically hear from you.  If you have an idea that you think will help you hire just one more worker, I want to know about it.  If you have thoughts about expanding but find a specific obstacle is hindering you from doing so, I want to know about it.

I represent you so please contact me with your ideas and suggestions.  My district office telephone number is 509.372.7997 and my email address is larry.haler@leg.wa.gov.

Together we can improve the economic climate of Washington State.  Together we can “Get Washington Working Again.”

Sincerely yours,

Larry Haler

State Representative

8th District


Please forward this information to people you know who might be interested in participating.  I look forward to hearing new solutions and ideas to help get Washington working again.


Larry Haler

State Representative Larry Haler, 8th Legislative District
122H Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7986 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000