Debates Scheduled: Washington State Attorney General & Secretary of State

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bob Ferguson in debate with Reagan Dunn

Join Seattle CityClub on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 for two FREE debates, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Bring your own brown bag lunch, coffee and dessert provided, registration opens at 11:30. The event is free, but registration is required. Register online.

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.

Moderator: Kellye Y. Testy, Dean & James W. Mifflin University Professor, University of Washington School of Law
  • Candidates for Attorney General- Reagan Dunn and Bob Ferguson
  • Candidates for Secretary of State- Kathleen Drew and Kim Wyman
In partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and Gorton Center, International Policy Center


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