Top-notch political representation safeguards your interests

Washington State CapitolDecisions are made daily in Olympia that can change the outlook for small business owners throughout Washington state. And let’s face it—small business owners don’t have time to monitor every debate, discussion and proposal that develops in the state Legislature. That’s where the WRA government affairs team comes into play. While hard-working entrepreneurs are busy building and running a profitable business, our team of experienced lobbyists is influencing the decisions that ultimately will determine the success of the small business sector.

Our experience equals your protection

Any business owner in Washington state will likely agree that achieving profitability here can be quite the challenge. The threat of increased taxes, costly new mandates and rising business costs always seems to be looming large in Olympia. We understand how unsettling that is. Fortunately, our GA team has established legislative relationships that ultimately go a long way in protecting this industry.

Our team of public policy professionals has spent decades navigating the maze of Washington politics. Washington’s political climate is often pretty turbulent, and with more than 75 years of combined political experience, the WRA GA team is well acquainted with the inner workings of the decision-making process in Washington’s legislature.

Our success is your success

The WRA Government Affairs team defends the hospitality industry each year from a variety of burdensome taxes, new regulations, licensing restrictions, labor mandates, and increased costs for unemployment insurance. Each year the team wages the same battle to protect the WRA’s Retrospective Rating program; our members’ interests; and to position restaurants favorably in debates about business practices and laws.

On the lookout

Each legislative session brings new challenges for protecting the industry and the GA team remains prepared. The GA team continues to advocate for restaurants at the state and local level. In these times, more than ever, business operators can’t afford to ignore politics. The WRA government affairs team makes certain you aren’t left in the dark.