Sam Reed, retired Lieutenant Governor of the State of Washington is our speaker today. He will discuss “Civility, Moderation and Bipartisanship” (relating to politics), a timely subject in this era of far right and far left.
About the Speaker
Mr. Reed, a Republican, was elected Washington’s 14th Secretary of State in 2000 and served three terms. Secretary Reed was born in 1941 in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in Wenatchee and Spokane. He attended Washington State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies and a Master’s Degree in Political Science. Reed served as Assistant Secretary of State under Lud Kramer and Bruce Chapman. Gov. Dan Evans appointed Reed Director of the Urban Affairs Commission and the Constitutional Reform Commission. Reed was elected Thurston County Auditor five times before becoming Secretary of State. As Secretary, Reed served as president of the National Association of Secretaries of State, and he received several national honors for programs run by his office.