City: Seattle, WA
Education: School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Work experience: Founder of agriculture export assistance company; former vice president NW Horticultural Council; former director of Governor’s Council on International Trade.
Political experience: Twice elected to Seattle Port Commission
|Jay Inslee (D)||1,573,547||54.65 %|
|Bill Bryant (R)||1,305,765||45.35 %|
Happy New Year. But before we stick a fork in the overstuffed and overdone turkey that was 2016, it’s traditional to give out awards for the political year past. The envelopes, please…
The latest Elway Poll suggests Washington’s statewide races will trend Democratic blue on Nov. 8.
Gov. Jay Inslee has a sunny re-election pitch: Economy has rebounded; big investments in education and transportation; definitive action on climate change. And while much of that occurred while he was governor, it’s a stretch to say he led the charge on any of those issues except for climate change, where he imposed carbon caps on certain industries after the Legislature failed to act. The economic revival is driven by the Seattle boom. The economy looks far different elsewhere. Inslee stumped for a transportation revenue package, but the heavy lifting was done at the legislative level.
U.S. Senate candidates debate in Spokane next month.
Because this is the seat of state government, it is also a magnet for people eager to exercise their right to peaceably assemble to petition for redress of grievances, even in the summer when lawmakers are nowhere to be found and the bureaucracy is less populated than normal.
State workers rally for higher wages and better benefits in the Capitol Rotunda as GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill Bryant watches and chats with union members.
Plan after plan has been agreed upon over the years only to fall apart when it came to time to screw up the courage and find the funding. Last session, the Legislature agreed on a plan to make plan to do just that. Now Bryant is a man with a plan for a plan.
Bill Bryant’s gubernatorial campaign has superimposed Gov. Jay Inslee in a strange place.
Governor, secretary of state debates come to Spokane Wednesday.
The latest version of The Elway Poll has Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump in Washington and Jay Inslee beating Bill Bryant. It also says supporting Trump can be a big negative with state voters. Meanwhile, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump.