Attorney General and Secretary of State Debates

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, Washington

WPC is pleased to co-present Seattle CityClub's Washington State Attorney General & Secretary of State Candidate Debate event.

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.

The event is free; online registration is requested.