Senator Guy Palumbo visits Discovery Core class

Jason Lambacher

IAS faculty member Jason Frederick Lambacher hosted Washington state Senator Guy Palumbo in his Discovery Core course in “Democracy, Politics & Freedom.  Lambacher asked his students to prepare questions about Senator Palumbo’s background and journey to politics, important issues in District 1 (which includes Bothell), perspectives on the 2018 WA legislative session, and his thoughts on themes like partisanship, swing districts, and ways to encourage young people to be more politically engaged.  Senator Palumbo engaged in energetic and informative Q&A with students for 1 hour and 20 minutes.  There was a palpable buzz amongst students at the end, with many thanking the Senator for his visit and his candor about politics and issues like education funding, transportation, carbon taxes, the opioid epidemic, and mental health services.