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Stu Elway

Cathy Allen

Randy Pepple

Please join us to hear from those in the know. Cathy Allen, Randy Pepple and pollster Stuart Elway will talk about the upcoming November elections, local, statewide, and national. These panelists are often seen on TV expounding on what we have to look forward to - or not.



Cathy Allen

National Vice President, National Women’s Political Caucus

President, The Connections Group, Inc.

Co-founder, Center for Women & Democracy (Seattle, WA)


Cathy Allen has helped elect thousands of women in more than 49 countries: recruiting, training and supporting women to make geometrical strides in their percentage in power. Last year, she focused on women running for mayor throughout the state, going from 11 to 38 women mayors now in office. In King County, she helped replace a flawed incumbent Sheriff with a new woman Sheriff, Mitzi Johanknecht.


This year Cathy is predicting we will set new records in our state, country and internationally in women voting, women contributing dollars, women running, and hopefully, women winning.


President of the Seattle-based business, The Connections Group, Cathy is a frequent TV, radio and online political commentator. She has written four books on running successful campaigns.

Randy Pepple

Randy J. Pepple is a strategic communications professional with over 30 years experience in public affairs consulting, media relations, crisis management, and policy advocacy. When a company, executive, or public official finds themselves at the intersection of politics, media, policy, and the public, Pepple is uniquely qualified to help clients successfully navigate through that experience.

Pepple is well known in media circles, as he regularly provides political analysis for radio and TV stations across Washington. He provided featured commentary for KING 5, the NBC TV affiliate in Seattle, from 1994 to 2006, and was also a regular analyst on KCTS, the Northwest's leading public broadcasting outlet. He worked throughout the 1980's and into the 1990’s as a freelance writer, primarily with the Seattle Times.


H. Stuart Elway, Ph.D.  

Stuart Elway has been analyzing public opinion since 1975. As president of Elway Research, Inc., he has directed hundreds of research projects for large and small businesses, associations, foundations, public agencies at all levels, and media outlets.

Since 1992 he has published The Elway Poll, the only on-going, non-partisan, analysis of public opinion in Washington state. Prior to that he directed the Seattle Times Washington Poll starting in 1984. Elway is rated in the top five polling firms in the county by Nate Silver's

Elway, who holds a Ph.D. in Communications has taught in the public affairs graduate schools at the University of Washington and The Evergreen State College, and has been an Affiliated Research Associate at Heritage University


Sept 5th, 2018


University of Puget Sound

Upper Marshall Room

1500 North Warner Street

Tacoma, WA 98406


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What Will It Bring?


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Election 2018:
What Will It Bring
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