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April 29, 2015

Scott McClellan
Former White House Press Secretary (2003-06) to President George W. Bush

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Scott McClellan
Vice President for Communications at Seattle University
Former Press Secretary to Pres. George W. Bush

Scott McClellan has been active in the public arena throughout his career. From 2003 to 2006, he served as White House Press Secretary. He currently serves as Vice President for Communications at Seattle University. Scott’s memoir, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. The Associated Press called it a “sophisticated assessment” that “makes an important commentary on Washington’s poisonous political climate.”
Before being named press secretary, Scott was the principal deputy White House press secretary from 2001 to 2003. Previously, he was the traveling press secretary for the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign. Scott spent several years working in Texas politics as a senior aide to then-Governor Bush, chief of staff to a state senator and campaign manager for three successful statewide campaigns.

A native of Austin, Scott is a graduate of the University of Texas. In 2005, he received the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award, which recognizes graduates under 40 who have made significant achievements in their careers and in service to the University.


Thriving Hidden Seattle Sex Trade Exposed
While Groups Work to Help Kids Escape

--Click HERE for video--

Reporter: Pete DeLaunay

Rotarians learned how hundreds of young women are lured into the sex trade by predator pimps who say they care, then trap girls as young as 12 years old into ‘the life’ of prostitution right here in Seattle/King County. Fellow Rotarian Mark Wright moderated a panel of experts from the criminal justice system and service providers who each explained why sex trafficking in Seattle and King County is a hidden problem not easily seen.

Paula Clapp founded a program called ‘Stolen Youth’ to raise awareness and funding for organizations that help children and youth escape their life on the streets as prostitutes.  “It is the human rights issue of our time,” she said as she introduced the panel:  Mar Brettmann, Director of ‘Business Ending Slavery & Trafficking’ (BEST), Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney and Noel Gomez, Co-Founder of the Organization for Prostitution Survivors.

As prosecuting attorney Dan Satterberg has seen a lot of misery. “Between 300 and 500 youth 18 years of age and younger are marketed for sex on more than 100 websites visited by 8,000 men every day in King County alone,” he said.  “Although there is no way to arrest all the men who seek sex from minors online, we have increased their risk with penalties that range from a minimum of 8 months in jail and a $5,000 fine/donation to actual prison time if they go to trial.” His office focuses on four key groups:

1. Prostituted youth who typically are 13-14 years old need services not jail time;
2. Pimps or the men who manipulate young prostitutes with gifts, attention and ultimately violence;
3. Buyers - without them, pimps and prostitutes would not exist;
4. Businesses themselves where certain employees have no problem going on the internet at work for exploitation of sex with a minor later.


April 22 - Seattle's Hidden Child Sex Trade
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April 15 - Main Program: Kevin Mather, President/COO, Seattle Mariners

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