Kick Off 2021 with Legislative Preview: Seattle CityClub hosts discussion with state leaders about public safety and more

Ready for the 2021 Washington State legislative session? The session and the action begins January 11 in Olympia,  but access to the next slate of some of our state’s most important decision-makers will happen the Friday before at a panel discussion with all four legislative leaders from both sides of the aisle. Seattle CityClub has hosted this Legislative Preview for 40 years and the 2021 program will be distinct in that it will include a follow up discussion around public safety in our region. Program tickets are now available and youth 22 and under can participate for free.

What: Each January, Seattle CityClub’s Legislative Preview features top leadership of the Washington State Legislature from both sides of the aisle to learn about priorities for the upcoming session. House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox (R) and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D) are returning, but for the first time participants can hear from Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D), Washington’s first woman and first out lesbian Speaker of the House, as well as newly minted Senate Republican Leader John Braun (R). New this year is a bonus segment where we’ll do a deep dive on public safety featuring Representative Jesse Johnson (D), co-chair of the House police reform group, and Representative Gina Mosbrucker (R).

Who: Six state leaders will contribute to the discussion, moderated by two, local journalists. More information about all speakers is available at

When: Friday, January 8, 2021 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. PST

Where: Virtual event hosted by Seattle CityClub. Details here:

Cost: Free for youth under 22; other tickets starting at $20

About: For 40 years, Seattle CityClub, a nonpartisan nonprofit, has provided programs that inform, connect and engage people around civic issues to help strengthen our region.