The 2018 Election Post-Mortem Conference

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Thu, November 8 2018
Sacramento Masonic Temple
1123 J Street
9:00 am - 2:15 pm
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Join Capitol Weekly and the McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy on Thursday, November 8 in Sacramento for A Post-Mortem of the 2018 Election.

Seating IS limited- Save your space today!

This program promises to be an exciting, unique and informative overview of the November 6 election, providing analysis, opinions and insight. What happened? Why? What happens next?

A score of experts and insiders will discuss the results of the election and provide a look-ahead at what it means for 2019 – and beyond.

Keynote address by Ace Smith of SCN Strategies.

Panel discussions will include:

Congress and the National Picture
Did the “Blue Wave” materialize and sweep Democrats to power in Congress – or not?
Panelists: Cynthia Bryant, California Republican Party; Lisa Gasperoni, LG Campaigns; Katie Merrill, BaughmanMerrill; Paul Mitchell, Political Data Inc.; Parke Skelton, SG&A Campaigns; Rob Stutzman, Stutzman Public Affairs
Moderated by Dan Morain, CALmatters

The Ballot Propositions
We’ll examine the high profile, high-dollar battles over Prop 6 (Gas Tax Repeal) and Prop 10 (Rent Control) as well as the lesser-followed but important initiatives decided by voters on November 6.
Panelists: Brandon Castillo, Bicker, Castillo and Faribanks; Jim Deboo, Deboo Communications; Joel Fox, Fox and Hounds; Steve Maviglio, Forza Communications; Mary-Beth Moylan, McGeorge School of Law
Moderated by Marisa Lagos, KQED
State Races and the Look-Ahead
What happened in the Governor’s race, statewide elections, Assembly and state Senate? And, what do the results portend?
Panelists: Kim Alexander, California Voter Foundation; Jennifer Jacobs, Sunshine Strategy; Rose Kapolczynski, Rose K Campaigns; Jason Kinney, California Strategies; Mindy Romero, California Civic Engagement Project; Marty Wilson, California Chamber of Commerce;
Moderated by Katy Murphy, The Mercury News

Registration rate is $199 and includes lunch and all conference materials. Special $99 rate for California state government staff.

The event will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel.

Seating IS limited. Reserve your ticket now!

No-cost scholarships are available for students, and for anyone for whom cost is an issue. Contact Shoka Shafiee at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.

For Registration information contact Shoka Shafiee at (916) 444 7665 or
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