Government Relations — More important than ever!
Though legislation and regulation, the government’s role in the new car and truck business continues to grow and so the stakes are rising. Together, dealers must continue to play a more active role in government. The best way to do that is to build relationships with local state legislators and educate them on our industry. In addition to the leadership of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, WSADA has a standing Government Relations Committee of dealers tasked with staying informed on legislative issues in Olympia and using their experience to help advise the Association on its legislative priorities. If you are interested in serving on the Government Relations Committee or have any questions, please contact GovernmentRelations@wsada.org.
Your voice in government
“All politics is local.” WSADA works with state legislators and staff to evaluate proposed legislation and regulatory actions that could affect your business. We communicate with the decisionmakers and regulators to make sure they understand the impact their actions will have on your business and your employees, and work to find creative solutions that move Washington’s economy and new car and truck dealers forward. WSADA also works the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and the American International Auto Dealers Association (AIADA) to ensure that a dealer perspective is voiced and heard on federal issues
Supporting candidates that support dealers
WSAD PAC, the Political Action Committee for Washington’s new car and truck dealers, supports pro-business, pro-dealer candidates. The WSAD PAC helps shape the political landscape, and supports incumbents who have demonstrated knowledge of, or desire to learn about, the legislative and regulatory impact on the retail auto business. The PAC has supported candidates who are fair, thoughtful and available for meetings and discussions about our issues. Because creating, developing and maintaining a reasonable legislative and regulatory environment for the sale, maintenance, and finance of vehicles is not a partisan issue, the WSAD PAC supports both Republicans and Democrats.