Attorney and initiative expert to analyze state ballot measures

Shawn Newman to appear on TVW’s “Inside Olympia” program


October 3, 2006

Lacey, Washington – Shawn Newman, Saint Martin’s University Professor in Business Law, will discuss three statewide ballot measures on Washington State’s Public Affairs Television program, “Inside Olympia.” The program will be hosted by Associated Press state political correspondent David Ammons and will air locally at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2006.

Mr. Newman, a public interest lawyer and Washington State Director for the Initiative and Referendum Institute, will be one of three panelists discussing the three initiative measures facing Washington State voters this fall. The three measures concern estate taxes, government regulation of private property and energy resource use by electric utilities.

In addition to his positions with Saint Martin’s University, Mr. Newman maintains a private law practice representing various individuals, for-profit and non-profit organizations and businesses. He is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School and Ohio State University.

Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 22 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. A Catholic, Benedictine university, Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,100 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey, Washington main campus, and 600 more to three extension campuses.

Anne Kirske
Interim communication director