Pam Roach to host barbecue on July 24
By BRIAN BECKLEY
Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald Reporter
Jun 14 2010, 2:40 PM
State Sen. Pam Roach, R-31st, officially filed for re-election July 7 and has scheduled a barbecue and campaign rally for next month.
In a press release, Roach touted her 100 percent rating form the Association of Washington Builders as well as endorsements from the Pierce County Master Builders, the King County Association of Realtors, state veterinarians and local leaders, including Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson.
She has also been endorsed by the Washington Federation of State Employees, the King County Police Officers Guild, the Washington State Patrol Troopers Association and Valley Professional Firefighters.
“The economy is the most pressing issue facing our state right now,” Roach said in a press release. “We need to make it easier for businesses to prosper and stay in business. There is a ‘job drain’ when companies leave the state or are threatened with closure.”
Roach also cited her work to help save Lake Tapps, keep sex predators from being housed in residential Auburn and her efforts to save Rainier School in Buckley from closure.
The campaign rally and barbecue is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. July 24 at the Roach family farm on Green Valley Road near Flaming Geyser Park. Confrimed attendees for the event including Attorney General Rob McKenna, U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi, Pierce County Councilmember Shawn Bunney, political activist Tim Eyman and members of the King County Council.
The public may obtain tickets to the event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.