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Davenport Discussion: "From Graduation Day to Election Night" with SPP Alumnus Hans Zeiger (MPP '09)

The School of Public Policy (SPP) will host its last Davenport Discussion of the semester, "From Graduation Day to Election Night," with SPP alumnus Hans Zeiger (MPP '09) on Monday, April 4, at noon in SPP 175.

For Zeiger, graduating from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy in 2009, didn’t mean it was time to send out resumes, it meant it was time to hit the campaign trail in his home state of Washington.

Zeiger wanted to make an impact on policy, and felt the most direct way to do that was through elected office.  He was first elected to the state legislature in 2010, and is now serving his third term in the Washington State House of Representatives. Today he is the ranking member on the House Higher Education Committee, assistant ranking on the Community Development, Housing, and Tribal Affairs Committee and serves on the Rules Committee. He also holds appointments on the Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy Board, and the Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs. Hans also leads the Chapmen Center for Citizens Leadership at the Discovery Institute and is an officer in the Washington Air National Guard.

Join the Davenport Institute for a Skype conversation with Zeiger on his road from graduation to the polls and beyond.

Each semester at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, the Davenport Institute hosts a series of lunchtime Davenport Discussions with practitioners, journalists, innovators, and researchers who speak to students on a wide range of issues from state and local finance to the use of technology in government to the outlook for cities in a state budget crisis and much more. These interactive sessions give students an opportunity not only to hear from experts in the field but to ask questions and make personal connections as well. For more information, visit the School of Public Policy website or contact Ashley Trim.