By Zach Powers '10
PLU Marketing & Communications
TACOMA, WASH. (Feb. 24, 2017)- Maria Chavez, PLU associate professor and politics and government department chair, participated in a panel discussion of 'Politics in Washington State' on Friday, February 24. Hosted by Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, the panel was held in Olympia on the campus of the state capitol.
Along with fellow panelists Todd Donovan of Western Washington University, Nicholas Lovrich of Washington State University and Washington State Senator Hans Zeiger, Chavez discussed findings on the political culture in Washington, elections, the state legislature, and demographics and immigration. The four panelists are all contributors to a forthcoming updated book from WSU Press on the politics of Washington State titled Governing the Evergreen State: Political Life in Washington.