City: Pomeroy, WA
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree in plant science and crop management from the University of Idaho in 1983.
Political experience: Appointed to state House last year and won seat in special election in November; serves on the House Environment Committee, and Business and Financial Services Committee. Leader in the Save Our Dams organization to fight breaching Snake River hydroelectric dams.
Work experience: Has co-managed third-generation wheat farm since 1987. Served in Peace Corps in Thailand 1984-86 as an agricultural educator in Thailand.
Family: Married. Has children in their teens.
The governor said in a wide-ranging podcast interview this week that Washington needs to continue to do more to bring high-speed internet to far-flung areas of the state. The Democrat, eyed as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, also criticized the Trump administration for its stance on net neutrality regulations and immigration policy.
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.