EK On The Go – Episode #10

Join us in this episode featuring Roger Valdez, where we will explore perhaps the most talked-about topic in Seattle today: Housing Affordability. As founder of Seattle For Growth, Roger argues that best way to solve our affordability crisis is to make it easier for builders and developers to do their work.

No stranger to playing the “long game,” Roger’s background encompasses public relations, as well as advocacy in education, health, and housing. Roger was the chief lobbyist behind Washington State’s groundbreaking cigarette ban, which passed in 2005, 40 decades after the Surgeon General’s 1965 health warning.

In this discussion, Roger will share with us his influences, including Nobel Prize-winning economist FA Hayek and his Christian faith, which he says led him to embrace urban density as an opportunity to “love my neighbor.”

Here is Roger in the studio, together with the item he brought along to share with you (Click on the image to enlarge):

Roger Valdez

Director of Seattle For Growth

Show & Tell

Roger’s mechanical pencil: Graphgear 1000™