What I Wish I Knew: Veteran Legislators Reflect (Part 1) | OAS Episode 55




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Summary: If you could write a letter to your younger self before starting your career, what would you say? That’s the premise of this special two-part presentation of “Our American States.” “What I Wish I Knew” is aimed at the more than 20 percent of the nation’s 7,383 state legislators who are new to the job. In these episodes, we talk with two current and two former state legislators—all who have held leadership positions—and ask them to give newly elected legislators advice or offer what they wish they knew when they walked into that legislative chamber for the first time. Our guests, in alphabetical order, include: Utah Senator Curt Bramble (R), former NCSL president Illinois Senator Toi Hutchinson (D), current NCSL president David Long (R), former Indiana senator and Senate president pro tem Terie Norelli (D), former New Hampshire House speaker and former NCSL president Additional Resources Transcription of Episode 55