2018 Annual Dinner
For over 20 years, Washington Policy Center has held its Annual Dinner events as a way to bring people together to hear about how free-market solutions are improving lives not only in Washington state, but across the country.
WPC’s Annual Dinner events in Eastern and Western Washington are now must-attend evenings that attract more than 2,500 elected officials, business & community leaders, raising over $1 million to support WPC’s work.
Past speakers include: US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Defense Secretary General James Mattis, Dr. Charles Krauthammer, Governor Scott Walker, Neil Cavuto, and many more free-market leaders.
Western Washington speaker:
Hon. Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost economic, social, political and security-focused conservative thinkers alive today. Speaker Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House for the first time in 40 years. As Speaker, he disrupted the status quo and transformed Washington DC. He led Congress to pass welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, the first tax cut in 16 years, and measures to strengthen U.S. defense and intelligence capabilities – an action later lauded by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission. He now serves as an advisor to the National Space Council, a Fox News contributor, a Senior Advisor at Dentons law firm, and a Senior Scientist at Gallup. Speaker Gingrich has published 36 fiction and nonfiction books including 15 New York Times bestsellers.
Champion of Freedom:
Representative Dan Kristiansen will be honored with our annual Champion of Freedom award for his outstanding work in championing small businesses and free-market values over the last decade. WPC’s board selected Rep. Kristiansen for this award in recognition of his leadership in the legislature, particularly as the Minority Leader.
Senator Michael Baumgartner will be honored with our annual Champion of Freedom award for his outstanding commitment to free-market principles, worker rights and limited government, particularly in advancing labor reform in our state. WPC’s board chose Sen. Baumgartner for this award in recognition of his unwavering principled stand on numerous key during his many years in the State Senate.
Additional Keynote speaker announcements coming soon!
Don't miss out on what will be great events on each side of the state!