What Others Say About WPC
“I think it’s such a time that this Policy Center offers a different path forward, one with a rigorous effort to define problems and a willingness to propose new ideas that are both vital and sustainable.”
-Gen. James N. Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense (2017-2018)
“The work that’s done by the Washington Policy Center is an example for the rest of the country about how to do a thoughtful, careful, meticulous job of advocating for issues that make sense. So when groups like WPC ask me to come and speak, no matter how far away it is from New Jersey, I am happy to come.“
– Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
“I want to begin with a word of thanks to the Washington Policy Center for the good work they do in this state.”
– Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
“I just want to say how impressed I am by the Washington Policy Center, there’s certainly nothing like this in Connecticut and as far as I can tell nothing like it anywhere else. So thank you for what you do.”
– Joseph Lieberman, Former Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and Connecticut Senator
“From Mukilteo to Spokane, your advocacy, your analysis, what keeps you going day-in and day-out helps to improve opportunities for families across your state. State-based centers like [WPC] are important in shaping policy because you have great ideas and you fight for them.”
– Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education
“Washington Policy Center is one of the most distinguished state think tanks in the country and I commend you for supporting their work.”
-Dr. Charles Krauthammer, FOX News Commentator & Syndicated Columnist
“We need Washington Policy Center. We need think tanks, to calmly look at things and consider them, and bring forward good ideas because I’ll tell you – they aren’t going to come out of a government that is left to its own devices, this is a democracy for a reason.”
“I want to thank the WPC, I want to thank you all not only for the invitation to be here but for the tremendous work they do every day. And it’s not an exaggeration to say this – if they didn’t exist we’d have to create this organization.”
– Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
“Washington Policy Center is one of our nation’s great state-level think tanks.”
–Senator Marco Rubio
“Number one, I really appreciate the opportunity to be here—Thank you Dann—number two, I deeply, deeply appreciate the outstanding work that you have made possible by supporting Washington Policy Center –it has been absolutely invaluable in this case.” – Rob McKenna, 17th Attorney General of Washington
“Our politics in recent years has been dignified and been given weight and gravitas by institutions like the Washington Policy Center.”
– Columnist George Will
“You should be very proud of WPC, I would say of the 50 state think tanks you have one of the most powerful and impactful right here in Washington state.”
– Economist Steve Moore
“The Washington Policy Center is all about solutions and how you get things done.”
– Former New York Governor George Pataki
“I appreciate the Washington Policy Center, that you are an organization that still gives serious thought to how to move the state of Washington forward.”
– Former Congressman J.C. Watts
“Every year, the Washington Policy Center brings together some of the brightest minds and industry, and those who are truly invested in moving our nation forward.”
– Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
“This think tank is absolutely wonderful and has probably contributed a lot to many of the things that are going on in America.”
–Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson
"If there is another organization like yours around the country, I sure have not seen it."
- Mitch Daniels, Former Indiana Governor
"Washington Policy Center plays a very significant role in forging public policy in Washington State."
- Brian Sonntag, former Washington State Auditor
"I know my office, and in particular the Legislative Committee on Economic Development, which I chair, have found your research from your Small Business Project very beneficial in developing our priorities to assist small businesses with economic development."
- Brad Owen, Former Washington Lieutenant Governor
"Every day in Olympia people will come to my office and talk about problems. Washington Policy Center comes to Olympia and talks about solutions and a vision for moving Washington forward."
- Doug Ericksen, Washington State Senate (R-Ferndale)
"Without the attention Washington Policy Center has paid to small businesses…on the issues of government regulation, I don’t think we would have near the attention we’ve had so far and we still need to address these issues.”
- Maralyn Chase, Former Washington State Senator
"Washington Policy Center is an important player in state policymaking. It has earned respect and gained influence with decision makers who want to create a more efficient government. WPC was a dependable resource when I was serving in the state legislature, and I continue to value their great work."
- Cathy McMorris Rodgers, U.S. House of Representatives (R-Spokane)
"I commend Washington Policy Center for its efforts to promote free market solutions to the challenges facing the state of Washington and our country. From health care, to education, to the environment and a lot, lot more, the Center is making a difference."
- Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida
“WashingtonVotes.org is a terrific tool for both legislators and the public. Government works best in the light of day and I’m for anything that brings more transparency. WashingtonVotes.org certainly fits that bill.”
- Congressman Derek Kilmer, U.S. House of Representatives (D-Kitsap)
“WashingonVotes.org provides an important means for citizens to keep track of legislation. And when they’re better informed, we can better serve them—it’s a win-win situation for people and their representatives.”
- Former State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Washington State Senate (D-Seattle)