2018 State Leadership Conference | February 27 - 28 Washington, D.C.

2018 State Leadership Conference
February 27 - 28
Washington, D.C.

Speakers


Senator Heidi Heitkamp

North Dakota

Senator Heidi Heitkamp

North Dakota

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp is the first female Senator elected from North Dakota. She took the oath of office on January 3, 2013. Senator Heitkamp grew up in a large family in the small town of Mantador, North Dakota. Alongside her six brothers and sisters, she learned the value of hard work and responsibility, leading her to choose a life of public service.

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Rep. Gene Green

TX-29

Rep. Gene Green

TX-29

Congressman Gene Green was first elected to Congress from the 29th Congressional District of Texas in 1992 after twenty years in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate. In 1996, Green was appointed to the powerful U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which he continues to serve on today.

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Rep. Greg Walden

OR-2

Rep. Greg Walden

OR-2

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden represents the people of Oregon's Second Congressional District, which includes 20 counties in central, southern, and eastern Oregon. Walden, 60, is a lifelong Oregonian whose ancestors came to Oregon by wagon train in 1845.

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Political Panel: Getting Political with Gordon Smith

Major Garrett

Chief White House Correspondent
CBS News

Major Garrett

Chief White House Correspondent
CBS News

Major Garrett was named CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent in November 2012. As Chief White House Correspondent, Garrett reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. He is also a substitute anchor of "Face The Nation."

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Karen Tumulty

Columnist
Washington Post

Karen Tumulty

Columnist
Washington Post

Karen Tumulty is a columnist for The Washington Post. In her previous role as a national political correspondent for the newspaper, she received the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. She joined The Post in 2010 from Time magazine, where she had held the same title.

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FCC Media Panel:


Alison Nemeth

Policy Advisor
Federal Communications Commission

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Brooke Ericson

Chief of Staff, Media
Federal Communications Commission

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Kate Black

Policy Advisor
Federal Communications Commission

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Evan Swarztrauber

Policy Advisor
Federal Communications Commission

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2018 Sponsors

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