Lobby Lunch

Olympia's Power Lunch

2019 Lobby Lunch Series

Each legislative session, AWB invites lawmakers, state elected officials and key policy staff to share their views over lunch with members at our office in Olympia.

Each Lobby Lunch is open to current AWB members. To register for an upcoming Lobby Lunch, contact Liv Johnson at 360.943.1600. Registrations are due by 5 p.m. of the Monday before each Thursday event.

If you can't attend a Lobby Lunch, you can still hear what these decision makers have to say. Be sure to visit Olympia Business Watch to read our recap of the presentations, and to watch video of the Lobby Lunch speakers.

You can also follow each Lobby Lunch in real-time at the AWB Twitter account (@AWBOlympia) and under the hash tag #LobbyLunch.


Lobby Lunch Series Archive

2014 2015

Thursday, Jan. 31

Governor's staff:
Drew Shirk, executive director of legislative affairs
David Schumacher, director, Office of Financial Management

Read the blog here and watch the video here.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Democratic leadership:
Sen. Rebecca Salda
ña, D-Seattle
Rep. Pat Sullivan, D-Covington
Rep. Larry Springer, D-Kirkland


Read the blog here and watch the video here.


Thursday, Feb. 14

Republican leadership:
Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville
Senate Republican Caucus Chair Randi Becker, R-Eatonville
House Minority Leader  J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm
Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn

Read the blog here.


Thursday, Feb. 21

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal

Read the blog here and watch the video here.


Thursday, Feb. 28

Pat McCarthy, Washington State Auditor

Read the blog here.


Thursday, March 7

Duane Davidson, Washington State Treasurer

Read the blog here and watch the video here.


Thursday, March 14

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee
Read the blog here.


Thursday, March 21

Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee
Watch the video here.


Thursday, March 28

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-West Seattle and chair of the House Environment & Energy Committee


Additional Lobby Lunch events to be announced


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2018 Lobby Lunch Archive:

Thursday, Feb. 1

Governor's staff:
Charles Knutson, senior policy adviser on transportation and economic development
Lauren McCloy, senior policy adviser on energy
Scott Merriman, legislative liaison, Office of Financial Management

Read the blog here and watch the video here.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Republican leadership:

Sen. Mark Schoesler
Sen. Sharon Brown
Rep. J.T. Wilcox

Read the blog here and watch the video here.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Democratic leadership:

Senate Deputy Majority Leader Andy Billig
House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan

Read the blog here and watch the video here.


2017 Lobby Lunch Archive:

Thursday, Jan. 26

Governor's Staff:
  • Scott Merriman, director of the state Office of Financial Management
  • Keith Phillips, policy director
  • Drew Shirk, executive director for legislative affairs

Watch the video here.

Thursday, Feb. 2

House and Senate Republican Leadership:
  • House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen
  • House Deputy Republican Leader Joel Kretz
  • Senate Republican Caucus Chair Randi Becker
Watch the video here.

Thursday, Feb. 9

House and Senate Democratic Leadership:
  • Senate Democratic Floor Leader Marko Liias
  • Senate Democratic Caucus Chair John McCoy
  • House Deputy Democratic Majority Leader Larry Springer
Watch the video here.

Thursday, Feb. 16

  • Dr. Steve Lerch, executive director, Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council
Read the blog here and watch the video here.

Thursday, March 9

Read the blog here and watch the video here.

Thursday, March 16

The blog and video of the presentation will be available after the event.