Noted state political journalist Walters to speak at WUD Convention

The dean of California’s political reporters, Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee will provide his unique insights on the current political landscape when he talks to the Western United Dairymen’s convention on Thursday, March 28. Walters’ “State of the State” comments will offer the dan waltersperspective of a journalist who has been in the profession for more than a half-century.  Walters has the distinction of having covered Jerry Brown’s first term as governor in 1975 when he joined The Sacramento Union's Capitol bureau, and later covering Brown’s return to Sacramento as governor in 2011. In 1981, he began writing the state's only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic, and social events. In 1984, he and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee. He has written more than 7,500 columns about California and its politics and his column now appears in more than 50 California newspapers.

Dan Walters has written about California and its politics for a number of other publications, including The Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor. In 1986, his book, The New California: Facing the 21st Century, was published in its first edition. He is also the founding editor of the California Political Almanac; the co-author of a book on lobbying entitled The Third House: Lobbyists, Money and Power in Sacramento, and contributed chapters to two other books, Remaking California and The New Political Geography of California. He is also a frequent guest on national television news shows, commenting on California politics. March 1, 2013 WUD Friday Update