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5th Annual Chairman’s Circle Luncheon 2015

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Join Bill Ruckelshaus and Chairman’s Circle members Jack Creighton, Dan Evans, Anne Farrell, Slade Gorton,  Jerry Grinstein, Denis Hayes, Martha Kongsgaard, and others for the

5th Annual Ruckelshaus Center Chairman’s Circle Luncheon

“A Bipartisan Blueprint for
Civility & Democracy”

Featuring Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders

Tom Daschle (D-SD) & Trent Lott (R-MS)

Registration is now closed for this event.

To request a place on the wait-list, please contact Development & Communications Coordinator Erin McCarthy at, or (206) 219-2418.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Seattle, WA

Benaroya Hall Grand Lobby, 200 University St.

Click here for a printable copy of the event invitation (pdf)

Tom DaschleSenator Tom Daschle (D-SD) is the Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group, a Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson. In 1978, he was elected to the US House of Representatives, where he served for eight years. In 1986, he was elected to the US Senate and was chosen as Senate Democratic Leader in 1994. Senator Daschle is one of the longest serving Senate Democratic leaders in history and the only one to serve twice as both Majority and Minority Leader. During his tenure, Senator Daschle navigated the Senate through some of its most historic economic and national security challenges. In 2007, Senator Daschle joined with former Majority Leaders George Mitchell, Bob Dole and Howard Baker to create the Bipartisan Policy Center, an organization dedicated to finding common ground on some of the pressing public policy challenges of our time.

Trent LottSenator Trent Lott (R-MS) represented the people of Mississippi in Congress for 35 years and is one of a handful of officials to have held elected leadership positions in both the House of Representatives and Senate. During his 16 years in the House and 19 years in the Senate, he worked closely with seven presidential administrations and was regarded as a savvy coalition builder and dealmaker. In 1988 Senator Lott was elected to the Senate. He became the Senate’s 16th Majority Leader in 1996. In 2006 Senator Lott was elected Senate Republican Whip, giving him the distinction of being the only person to hold that position in both the House and Senate. Before joining Squire Patton Boggs, Senator Lott and fellow former Senator John Breaux founded the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group, a bipartisan public policy firm that quickly became one of the 20 largest government relations firms in Washington.

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!


<ahref=””>The Chairman’s Circle is a group of the Ruckelshaus Center’s most dedicated supporters. For more information about the luncheon or joining the Chairman’s Circle, please contact the Center at, (509) 335-2937, or (206) 428-3021.