Welcome to the Eastside Republican Club!
Eastside Republican Club provides an
opportunity to get to know other conservatives
and become involved in the political process. Members meet monthly for dinner and to
speakers discuss topics such as public policy, politics and current
Annual Holiday Dinner and
Friday, December 6, 5:30PM Auction and 7:00PM Dinner
at Embassy Suites in Bellevue
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Tuesday, November 12
Susan Hutchison is the new
chair of the Washington State
Republican Party. A community leader and philanthropic executive
who brings a knack for connecting vision and action to major civic
and philanthropic organizations in the United States, she has served
as executive director of the
Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences in Seattle,
Vice President of the
All-Star Orchestra in New York, and Board Finance Chair of the
Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
Susan is well known in Western Washington as a distinguished TV news
anchor, who served the Puget Sound region as a broadcaster and
community leader for more than 20 years. During her career at
KIRO-TV (CBS), she anchored the
highest rated newscasts in Seattle, receiving numerous awards,
including five Emmys for producing, writing, and reporting news and
In 2009, Susan ran for the nonpartisan office of King County
Executive and won the primary with endorsements from Democrats and
Republicans. She also received the endorsement of the Northwest’s
largest newspaper, The Seattle Times, but lost in the general
election. Even so, her campaign is credited with changing King
County government by persuasively advocating for sound fiscal
At the request of the King County Executive, Susan served on the
10-member King County Independent Task Force on Elections, which
provided recommendations to the county and state to improve the
fairness and accuracy of elections following the disputed 2004
Washington gubernatorial race. She was appointed to the Governor’s
A+ Commission for Education and the NCAA Committee for Compliance at
the University of Washington.
As an adjunct professor for Seattle Pacific University’s MBA
program, Susan instructed graduate students in managerial
communications, an effort based on her 10 years as a communications
consultant. Through her business,
Susan Hutchison Presents,
she has trained more than 100 high-tech executives in companies such
as Microsoft to effectively communicate to audiences. Susan is a
graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in Journalism.
We meet at VFW Post 2995 in
Redmond; click here for
Dinner is served at 6:00PM; program starts at 6:45PM.
Membership in Eastside Republican Club
is $25 per household per calendar year.
Memberships expire on the last day of each year, and renewal is due at
the first meeting of the year.