Locke back in Olympia?

December 15th, 2008 by Ken

The Master Builder’s Association of King & Snohomish Counties is considering hiring former Governor Gary Locke to lobby for their interests in this coming session of the Washington State Legislature.

That’s according to the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) which has taken issue with the King and Snohomish county master builders over this and other issues.

BIAW claims that the King and Snohomish based master builders hires its own lobbyists and often works at cross purpose with BIAW on issues of importance to builders.¬†¬† BIAW claims that major out-of-state developers¬†control the King & Snohomish county master builders, and that these out-of-state developers don’t care what happens to small local builders around the state.

The potential hiring of Locke is not something BIAW wants and feels the former governor had always been anti-affordable housing and against small business.

We’ll let you know if Locke does sign on to represent the big builders of King & Snohomish counties.

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