The first Democratic candidate to officially throw his hat into the 2008 presidential ring will lay out his vision for a renewed country and improved government. Outgoing Iowa governor Vilsack faces tough competition from fellow candidates Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. Don't miss your chance to hear what sets Vilsack apart from the pack, as he weighs in on energy security, economic development and education investment, among other pressing issues.
John Diaz is the Editorial page editor for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Joe Epstein is the former President of The Commonwealth Club's Board of Governors. He is a veteran of over forty years in the steel business. In 1970, he founded Sierra Pacific Steel, a full line steel service center, located in Hayward, California. The Company was sold in 1998. He joined with David Garner to start Sierra Steel Trading, LLC in 2002.
Epstein is the President of Sierra Steel Trading and oversees its on going activities.
Tom Vilsack serves as the Nation's 30th Secretary of Agriculture.
As leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Vilsack is working hard to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities and create new markets for the tremendous innovation of rural America.