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Dealership Day

2020 Dealership Day will be Tuesday, February 4th.

Thank you 2019 Dealership Day attendees!

Thank you to all the dealers and dealership employees who participated in Dealership Day 2019. Facing the imminent threat of massive increases in B&O tax rates and a potential capital gains tax, a record number of attendees came to Olympia for 135 legislative appointments. Specifically, Washington new car and truck dealers and dealership employees met with state legislators to discuss:

1. The unfair impact of the B&O tax. Even at the current B&O tax rates, the average Washington dealership pays $318,400 in B&O taxes annually, for an effective income tax of 24%. That’s twice the rate of the next highest state, California, which has a top income tax bracket of “just” 13.3%.

2. Imposing a capital gains tax would aggravate an already unfair tax burden. A capital gains tax of 7% would add $542,500 in additional taxes for the average dealership. Dealerships are already “pre-paying” the capital gains tax because the outsized B&O tax burden means they pay more in B&O tax alone than dealerships in other states pay in income and capital gains tax combined.

3. Dealers support tax reform discussions. WSADA supports tax reform efforts that focus on tax relief for low-margin businesses. While a recent bill that would have formed a bipartisan workgroup to study the issue has not advanced, legislators continue to discuss the issue.

Thank you to Diamond level sponsor attendees Cole Gorman with American Financial & Automotive Services, Inc., Bob Evans and Roger Encarnacion with Ethos Group, Rob Preston with Zurich and our Grassroots-level sponsor attendee Stephen Anthis with American Fidelity.

Art Gamblin Motors
Alan Gamblin

Auburn Volkswagen
Matthew Welch
Dan Grisham

Bickford Motors
Mike Bickford

Bowen Scarff Ford
Mark Scarff

Brotherton Cadillac
Brad Brotherton

Bud Clary Motors
Jim Clary
Bryce Clary

Bruce Titus Automotive Group
Bruce Titus
Linda Titus
Courtney Titus-Barr
Michael Titus
Dan Rehberger
John Brown

Burien Chevrolet/Toyota
Nick Anderson
Pat Dillon

Carter Motors
Jen Moran
Alina O’Halloran
Mitzi Coquia

Chevrolet Buick GMC of Puyallup
Dave Campbell

Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet
Fran Amend

Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walla Walla
Joel Olsen

Chuck Olson Chevrolet Kia
Greg Olson

Country/Windy Chevrolet
Cory Fitzgerald

Dwayne Lane’s Automotive Group
Tom Lane

Five Star Motors
Mike O’Dell

Ford Hyundai of Kirkland
Jim Walen
Chris Busik
Panos Kotselas

Gee Automotive
Jeff Jackson

Gilchrist Buick GMC
Gary Gilchrist*
Stephanie Gilchrist-Legary
Nick Gilchrist
Chase Byrne

Hanson Motors
Vince Hanson
Frank Kersul
Rob Little

Harvest Chevrolet
Jaclyn Midkiff
Honda of Grays Harbor
John Csernotta

Honda of Seattle
John Swanstrom

I-5 Toyota
Heidi Lockett
Melissa Ryan

Jack Carroll’s Skagit Hyundai
Mike Carroll
Kerry Phelps

Kia of Puyallup
Lee Orchard

Klein Honda
Steve Klein
Carol Klein

Korum Ford
Bill Korum
Luke Korum

Larry H. Miller Dealerships
Bob McLean
John O’Bryan

Lexus of Bellevue
Jim Roes
McCord’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
Curly McCord
Rob Bardonski

McCurley Integrity Dealerships
Mason McCurley
Henry Field

Mercedes Benz of Lynnwood
Teresa Krueger

Milam Mazda
Jeremy Balzarini

Overturf Motors
Jen Overturf Bronner

Peninsula Subaru
John Dionas
Nick Dionas
Andrew Cheney

Pierre Auto Center
Luk Blackwell

Rainier Dodge
Gene Johnson

Roger Jobs Motors
Roger Jobs
Travis Graddon
Cooper Graddon

Ruddell Auto
Howie Ruddell
Luke Ruddell

Sangster Motors
Corey Sangster

Spokane New Car Dealers Association
Don Kellman

Steve Hahn’s Volkswagen-Kia-Mercedes Benz
Steve Hahn

Subaru of Puyallup
Gary Pavlovich

Tacoma Dodge
Brian Rzentkowski
Jorge Gonzalez

Tacoma Nissan
Jim Scott

Titus-Will Automotive Group
Greg Anderson
Paige Titus
Jeremiah Visaya

Town Auto Group
Thomas Barros, Jr.

Toyota of Puyallup
Kerry Odeman

Universal Auto Group
Jorge Gonzalez

Valley Buick GMC
Ron Claudon
Bryant Claudon

Vancouver Ford
Jon Creedon
Monte Phillips

Way Scarff Ford
Way Scarff
Chelsea Scarff–Young

Wendle Motors
Kristin Goff
Scott Adams
Rylee Goff

West Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Cody Edwards
Audrey Edwards

Wilder Auto Center
Dan Wilder, Jr.
Dale Rose
Tami Rose

*Gary Gilchrist was unable to attend but scheduled separate personal appointments prior to Dealership Day.

Diamond Sponsors

  • American Financial and Automotive Services, Inc.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Comcast Spotlight
  • Cox Automotive
  • Ethos Group
  • Federated Insurance
  • Integrated Claims Management, Inc. (ICM)
  • PayneWest Insurance
  • Peterson Sullivan LLP
  • Vitu
  • Zurich


  • American Fidelity Assurance Company

Congratulations to our Dealership Day winners, who won some amazing prizes:

5-night stay in a suite at the Grand Hyatt Kauai during the 2019 WSADA Convention
Steve Hahn, Steve Hahn’s Volkswagen-Kia-Mercedes Benz

1 Pair of tickets to see Carrie Underwood
Tami Rose, Wilder Auto

2 sets of tickets to see Thomas Rhett
Winner #1: Dale Rose, Wilder Auto
Winner #2: Monte Phillips, Vancouver Ford

One-night deluxe accommodations at the Fairmont Olympic and two tickets to opening night of Urinetown– a 5th Avenue Production
Fran Amend, Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet

Trip to the movies for 10 people at Majestic Bay Theater
Mike Bickford, Bickford Motors


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