Civic Cocktail

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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 

Sec. of State Kim Wyman + AG Bob Ferguson

Wed., March 4 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$28-32 | Register

Get ready for a historic election year with Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman. With online elections a hot topic, Washington's Presidential Primary process closing four days after the event, and election integrity stories making headlines with increasing frequency, Secretary Wyman discussing election security and our primary process is a can't-miss event.

Also joining us is Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Our state's chief legal officer has had a busy few years, filing or signing onto 55 lawsuits against the Trump administration, bringing suit against pharmaceutical companies, and more. Find out what the future holds as AG Ferguson talks Washington state and beyond!

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Civic Cocktail: City Council Election Analysis + How Voters Shape Seattle
Civic Cocktail: City Council Election Analysis + How Voters Shape Seattle

The Seattle City Council will have four new faces, and possibly more, once all the ballots are counted from the Nov. 5 general election. Political consultant Heather Weiner tells host Joni Balter, "When Amazon dropped $1.5 million into our local election... politics suddenly hit home for the people of Seattle." But, Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Marilyn Strickland says money has always been a part of politics. She adds, "...declaring victory is more about the work that's going to happen after the election is over." And two men who really know their numbers also weigh in. The Seattle Times' Gene Balk, author of the popular data-centric column FYI Guy, says some of the political tension in town may be due to a growing generation gap, as 3 out of 4 people moving here are millennials. Seattle pollster Stuart Elway's latest poll on the City Council left him with this topline conclusion: those he polled want to change the people in the Council chamber and elect new people to keep doing the same work the council's already been doing!