WAPATO, Wash - Yakama Nation tribal member Glen Pinkham has launched his campaign for the State Senate in the 15th Legislative District.
Pinkham is currently a Wapato city councilman and former president of the Indian Education Parent Committee. The Democrat says not enough parents volunteer in their childrens' schools. He's suggested that employers give parents one day leave each year if return for volunteering at their child's school on that day.
To make up for the missed day of work, Pinkham proposes a tax break for employers that offer the leave.