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Voices for America’s Children: CEO (DC)

Recruitment for the Voices CEO position began this week.  I would appreciate your forwarding the attached job announcement to potential candidates and to others who might know of potential candidates.  And, as appropriate, please forward to me the names of persons whom you think I should contact to encourage their candidacies. ... Read More »

Join us as we kickoff the Class of 2013!

Class of 2013

Please join the Institute for a Democratic Future as we kickoff the Class of 2013 at the beautiful home of Tracy Newman and Michael Cockrill. We will have a special guest speaker (to be announced soon) this year and we’d love to have you join us. When:  Friday, January 11th ... Read More »

Meadow Johnson (IDF ’09) named to Congressman-elect Kilmer’s staff

Meadow and Derek

Derek Kilmer, the Gig Harbor Democrat newly elected to Congress to succeed Rep. Norm Dicks, has been preparing to take office Jan. 3 by hiring staff for his offices in D.C. and the 6th District. Read More »

Rory O’Sullivan, IDF ’03, named to Ferguson’s transition team

Bob Ferguson

Congratulations to IDF Alumni Rory O’Sullivan for being named to Bob Ferguson’s transition team! Full story here: Stun them all with the Best of Vera Bradley BackpacksBest Mattress For Relieving SciaticaWarm Mist Humidifier Review for the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier With Auto Shut-OffReasons To Have A Fogless Shower Mirror In ... Read More »

Kathleen Casper, ‘IDF 12, wins Golden Apple Award

Kathleen Casper, IDF '12, won a Golden Apple Award.

Kathleen Casper, IDF 2012 alum, is recognized with her outstanding teaching with a 2012 Golden Apple Award (and she gives shout out to IDF!). Congrats, Kathleen!     Stun them all with the Best of Vera Bradley BackpacksBest Mattress For Relieving SciaticaWarm Mist Humidifier Review for the Vicks Warm ... Read More »

Late Application Period Until Monday, Nov 19th

Class of 2011 Alum at their kickoff reception (from left to right): Kirsten Dees, Dane Boog, Alex Hendricksen and Vin Hill.

The Early Application Period has concluded; and, now the Institute for a Democratic Future is entering into its “Late Application Period,” where the application fee is now $40. However, you have five more days to turn in your application packet. Read More »

Congrats to IDF alum on Jay Inslee win!

Unjin Lee, IDF '10 celebrating the victory of Governor-elect Jay Inslee.

IDF alum: Alexandre Chateaubriand (IDF ’12), Unjin Lee (IDF ’10), James Paribello (IDF ‘ 02), Jessica Frahs (IDF Board), and Amanda Reykdahl (IDF ’09). Congrats to our IDF Alum who worked so hard for such a sweet victory on behalf of Governor-elect Jay Inslee. Way to go! Read More »

Cyrus Habib (IDF ’10) first Iranian-American elected to a state legislature

Cyrus Habib became the 5th IDF alum elected to the state legislature and the first Iranian-American elected ever to a state legislature.

Cyrus Habib became the first Iranian-American elected to state legislature when the Bellevue Democrat won his campaign for state representative in Washington’s 48th Legislative District. Habib, who is also blind, won the open seat with 61 percent of the vote, according to the Washington Secretary of State. His opponent, Republican Hank ... Read More »

Derek Kilmer (IDF ’02) wins congressional seat!

IDF '02 alum, Derek Kilmer won the Congressional seat vacated by Congressman Norm Dicks.

Kilmer headed to Congress State Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, lived up to his billing as U.S. Rep Norm Dicks’, D-Belfair, heir apparent Tuesday night, winning against Bill Driscoll, R-Tacoma, to take over the 18-term Congressman’s 6th District seat in January. Read More »

Early Application Period Ends November 13!

The Class of 2012 visiting an apple orchard during Eastern Washington weekend.

The early application deadline is less than one week away!  Apply now so you can take advantage of the lower application fee.  We will allow “Late Applications” until November 19th but then the application fee nearly doubles. Apply today!  Read More »