Get Into Politics or Get Out of Business

Get into politics or get out of business

Federal Level

At the federal level there are many ways you can assure that your voice is heard.

Click on the following links to find out more:

Grassroots
Free Enterprise Alliance
Political Action Committee

State level

If you are in business, then it is imperative you get involved in politics!

We would like to believe that free enterprise will live on forever.  Unfortunately most people, (including people who represent us in government), do not have a clue about what it takes to run a business.  That is where you come in and it is a two step process: 

First, we must help elect people to office who appreciate business and the jobs business creates. 

ABC is constantly working hard to identify and help elect pro-free enterprise candidates.  We provide a variety of ways in which you can help including contributing to the ABC State Political Action fund or the ABC National Political Action Fund and/or the ABC National Free Enterprise Alliance, (FEA).  

Once they are elected it is critical that we continue to provide input and educate our elected officials about issues of importance to the Merit Shop, free enterprise and construction. 

You can participate in this process by either contacting your legislators directly or joining the ABC Government Affairs Committee.

To participate in ABC Government Affairs activities please contact the IPC-ABC Office at (509) 534-0826.

Voter's Guide

Associated Builders and Contractros Inland Pacific Chapter Voter's Guide 2017

As many of you know election season is here again! By now most of you have received your primary ballots in the mail. Before voting ABC encourages its members to learn more about the candidates. With Local council positions, judgeships and special state elections up this year, ABC cannot stress enough the importance of voting. Make sure to turn in your ballot by August 1st and please remind friends and family as well.


ABC has endorsed the following candidates in this year’s election. Please feel free to call (509) 534-0826 with any questions or for more information about any of these candidate.

Spokane City Council:
District 2:
Andy Dunau: “Together, we can build an environment that welcomes business, assures public safety, and protects our natural wonders without new taxes.”

Tony Kiepe: "Less government regulation means small businesses can operate on their terms not the City Council’s. City Council needs to stop adding burdensome regulations that harm the economic growth of Spokane."

District 3:
Matthew Howes: "I believe in helping the small businesses grow to generate tax revenue and increase jobs. When in office I want to work on controlling our spending, stop tax increases and get our local government out of controlling how businesses operate their business."

Brian Burrow: "An innovator, an entrepreneur, and a community leader dedicated to finding workable solutions for Spokane. He is running for City Council because he believes that common sense principles are necessary in governing our beloved city."

State Senate:

Jinyoung Lee Englund: ​"Protecting Washingtonians from a new state income tax, fully funding education, reducing traffic congestion, and grounding skyrocketing car tabs. Together, we can, and will, accomplish far more for our community than if we remain divided."
ABC endorsed state  senate candidate: Jinyoung Lee Englund