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Silver PAC supporters joined together November 9-10 in Washington, D.C. to celebrate a successful year of PAC fundraising in support of the senior living industry, and to discuss the impact of the midterm elections on the political and policy landscape over the next two years.

2018 Event Highlights

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About the Featured Speakers

Jim Ellis is a 35-year veteran of politics at the state and national levels, the creator of the Ellis Insight publication, and Senior Political Analyst for the Business-Industry Political Action Committee. He began his career with the San Diego County Republican Party, and then served as an original staff member for then-Congressman Bill Lowery (R-CA). He is a renowned expert in providing political analysis and commentary; a natural and articulate speaker, he is sought after for keynotes at national association meetings, university audiences, PAC member gatherings, and corporate client seminars. In November, Ellis will address the outcome of the midterm elections and its impact at the federal and state level.


Ray LaHood is a former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary, serving in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2013. With a 36-year career in public service, Secretary LaHood has extensive experience on major national policy issues, among them transportation and infrastructure. As Secretary of Transportation, he oversaw an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget in charge of air, maritime, and surface transportation. Prior to serving as Secretary of Transportation, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Illinois’ 18th congressional district.

Learn more about the featured speakers!

2017 Fiesta en Mexico Highlights

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