Presidential candidate Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat from New Mexico, will be the guest speaker at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at 6:30 p.m. April 29. This event, hosted by the Carson City Democratic Central Committee, will be at the Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 211 E. Ninth St.
Richardson is serving his second term as governor of New Mexico. He was a U.S. congressman for 15 years and the Secretary of Energy and Ambassador to the United Nations for former President Bill Clinton.
Richardson has been nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the release of hostages, American servicemen and political prisoners in North Korea, Iraq and Cuba. He recently negotiated a 60-day cease-fire in the Darfur region of western Sudan.
Also scheduled to speak at this event are Kate Marshall, Nevada state treasurer, and Jill Derby, chairwoman of the Nevada State Democratic Party.
This is a fundraiser for the Carson City Democratic Central Committee. Cost is $125 for a hosted cocktail reception with Richardson and dinner, or $60 for no-host cocktails and dinner.
To reserve a seat or obtain details, contact the Carson City Democratic Headquarters at 841-3367 or visit the organization's Web site at www.carsoncitydems.org.
Last day to reserve a seat is April 25.
This event is part of the Jefferson-Jackson speaker series, and more events are being planned, said Steve Platt, party chairman.
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