Political commentator Pete Wehner will speak at Whitworth University tonight about the current election season.
Whener has written about political, cultural, religious and national security issues for The Weekly Standard, National Review, The Washington Post, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. He also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN and the BBC.
In 2011 Forbes magazine featured Wehner on a list of conservatism’s leading “educators and practitioners of first principles.”
Wehner served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations and was the deputy director of speech writing for President George W. Bush. He was also a senior adviser to the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign.
His presentation will be in the Hixson Union Building (HUB) at 7 p.m. on the Whitworth campus.
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.