Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Washington State Attorney General & Secretary of State Debates
Location: Town Hall Seattle | 1119 8th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Price: Free! | Bring your own brown bag lunch, coffee & dessert provided
Online registration for this event is now closed.
A limited number of seats may be available at the door.
Candidates for Attorney General-
Candidates for Secretary of State-
Kellye Y. Testy, Dean & James W. Mifflin University Professor, University of Washington School of Law
There is no shortage of attention on the Attorney General race as the current AG runs for Governor. Pivotal decisions await the next Attorney General. How will the candidates’ views on the current AG’s decision to join the lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) shape this race? Also this fall, voters will be electing a new Secretary of State to replace Sam Reed, who has been in office for 12 years. Some of the key responsibilities of this statewide office include preserving the integrity of elections and performing public outreach to improve civic knowledge and participation, not only for candidate elections but also for citizen-led initiatives and statewide referendums. With a growing number of initiatives and referenda on the ballot in 2012, key questions to consider are should this process be reformed, what is the appropriate role for corporate support of initiatives, and how do we maintain strong voter participation? Join us with your own questions as we discover the candidates’ positions on upcoming hot button initiatives and referenda and see if these views will affect their ability to enforce the will of the people.
In partnership with:
Thanks to our -
Event Supporter: Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Event Co-Promoting Organization: Northwest Progressive Institute
2012 Community Matters Campaign Co-promoting Organizations:
501 Commons, City Year Seattle/ King County, Leadership Eastside, Leadership Tomorrow, League of Education Voters, Municipal League of King County, Philanthropy Northwest, Seattle Works, University of Washington Department of Communication, Washington News Council, Washington Policy Center, Washington Women's Foundation
2012 Community Matters Campaign Sponsors: