Civil Rights, Marriage Equality, Florists and Bakeries: What I did with my Liberal Arts Education.

Dave Horn

Do you want to make a difference in the world? Do you want to fight for the underrepresented? Do you have a fire in your belly to be the change you want to see? If you do, then you NEED to come to this event!

The Student Engagement Center and the Intercultural Center will be hosting a talk with David Horn’80, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington, on Wed. Nov. 5th from 7-8:30pm at Reid Campus Center, Reid G02.

A native of Tacoma, WA, Dave graduated Magna Cum Laude from Whitman College in 1980 and from Harvard Law School in 1983. After two years of working in the private sector he renounced private practice and answered the call to public service.

Dave Horn ’80 has served as chief Deputy Attorney General of Washington State since September 2013. Previously he was with the Federal Trade Commission’s Northwest Regional Office in Seattle from 2005-13.

Dave was a founding member of the Whitman gay and Lesbian Alumni Association in 1990. In 1993 he was appointed to the King County Bar Association Task Force on Lesbian and Gay Issues. In August of 1995, after the death of his good friend, Senator Cal Anderson, the first openly gay member of the Washington State Legislature, Dave became an activist. He served as legislative chair and president of the Privacy Fund, and was the first chair of the King county Bar’s newly formed committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues. He joined the Legal Marriage Alliance of Washington and worked for many years to achieve marriage equality for same-sex couples. From 1999-2004, Dave represented then Attorney General Christine Gregoire on legislative  and policy issues including civil rights, consumer protection, and school bullying.

Come ask him questions about his journey from a Liberal Arts Education to a life of public service.

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