This event was streamed live with a Google Hangout on Air from the University of Washington's IGERT Program on Ocean Change, Winter 2014 Seminar Series.
Washington State Sen. Ranker spoke on, Science, policy, politics, and reality.
Sen. Ranker serves the 40th District for Orcas Island, Washington where he lives with his wife and daughter while his son proudly serves in the U.S. Navy. Kevin is an avid runner, sailor, paddler, fisherman and surfer.
As a Washington State Senator, Kevin has advanced key legislation focused on climate, energy, coastal and marine management, transportation, agriculture and equal rights. Legislative highlights include the sponsorship and co-sponsorship of comprehensive marine management, oil spill response and preparedness efforts and landmark legislation making Washington the seventh state to recognize full marriage equality.
Previous to the Senate, Kevin served as a San Juan County Commissioner and was a Senior Fellow at the Ocean Foundation. In 2011, he received a White House appointment to serve as an Advisor to President Obama’s National Ocean Council. He is also the current Vice President of PNWER (Pacific Northwest Economic Region) a partnership of ten states and Canadian provinces that works to increase economic well-being, coordinate energy, economic and environmental strategies and enhance the competitiveness of the region.
More information on Sen. Ranker at sdc.wastateleg.org/ranker/biography/.