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Saturday, May 4 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Upper-Left and to the Right: How Republicans plan to take back power in Olympia

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Washington State is often characterized as true blue. It has been 35 years since the state voted for a Republican president or a governor and almost two decades since the state sent a right-leaning senator to the other Washington. Currently the state capitol is ruled by Democrats. But the state is more purple than national profiles would have people believe and with an open gubernatorial race around the corner, Republicans are working on ways to turn the tide. We will discuss the prospect of the state’s red future.

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Knute Berger

Columnist, Crosscut
Knute “Mossback” Berger is senior writer and columnist at Crosscut and host of the Mossback’s Northwest TV series on KCTS 9. He writes about politics and regional heritage. Previously he served as Editor-in-Chief of Seattle Weekly, Editor & Publisher of Eastsideweek, and as... Read More →

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Robert McKenna

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Robert M. McKenna, partner in Orrick's Seattle and Washington, D.C. offices, leads the state Attorney General team in the firm's Public Policy Group is a and member of the Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice. A former Washington State Attorney General and President of the National... Read More →
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Maia Espinoza

Entrepreneur, Pierce County
Maia is Executive Director and Founder of the Center for Latino Leadership, a civic-engagement focused non-profit based in Washington State. Maia is also a for-profit small business owner, school music teacher, youth soccer coach, community liaison, wife, and mother of two children.Maia... Read More →
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Kim Wyman

Washington Secretary of State, Washington Office of the Secretary of State
Kim Wyman is Washington’s 15th Secretary of State. First elected in 2012, she is serving her second term and is only the second female Secretary of State in Washington’s history. Prior to being elected to this office, Kim served as Thurston County Elections Director for nearly... Read More →
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JT Wilcox

Republican Leader, WA State House of Representatives
Representative JT Wilcox grew up on his family farm in rural Pierce County, where he still lives today. He is a graduate of Washington State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. JT was first elected in 2010, and currently serves as House Republican Leader... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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