City: Bainbridge Island, WA
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from University of Washington; earned law degree from Willamette University Law School.
Work experience: Former prosecuting attorney, author.
Political experience: Elected governor in 2012; member of state Legislature, 1989-92; member U.S. House 1993-94; 1999-2012.
Family: Married, three children
- Web: jayinslee.com/home
On this race:
Inslee carried the primary with a slight lead, thanks largely to heavy support from traditionally Democratic-leaning Puget Sound voters. Both candidates have made education improvement and economic recovery key parts of their campaigns, but -- as expected -- differ on how they'd accomplish those goals.
|Jay Inslee (D)||1,460,770||51.22 %|
|Rob McKenna (R)||1,391,168||48.78 %|
Gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee debate tomorrow evening in Yakima. The debate is being co-sponsored by the Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, and is happening during their convention. The other co-sponsor is KCTS-TV, the public television station in Seattle. It will be carried live…
Attorney General Rob McKenna said Thursday he wants to tap Washington’s creativity and use financial incentives to encourage doctors and consumers to save the state money on health care.
Democrat Jay Inslee’s gubernatorial campaign is all aglow today with President Barack Obama’s endorsement of their guy. Wait a minute. Hasn’t Obama been a fan of Inslee’s all along. Didn’t he wish him well last spring in marking Inslee’s departure from Congress to campaign full-time?…
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in the Seattle area later today for two fund-raisers. The Wisconsin Congressman is attending an evening reception, where tickets start at $1,000, followed by a separate dinner, tickets $25,000. Those events aren’t open to the public or…
OLYMPIA — Washington’s gubernatorial candidates are playing the “look who’s endorsing me” game today. Republican Rob McKenna has an afternoon press conference to announce the latest round of “Democrats for McKenna” names at a Seattle cafe. One can only hope it goes smoother than the…
VANCOUVER – Washington voters unhappy with their state government won’t see much change unless they stop a 28-year string of Democrats in the governor’s office, the Republican attorney general contended in a debate here Wednesday night. “I’m not the one who’s been in Olympia for…
Why do you think the two-thirds majority is undemocratic when voters have approved it repeatedly Inslee: I believe in democracy. It gives people who vote no more power than people who vote yes. McKenna: Voters are going to have the fourth opportunity, likely to pass…
Where do you stand on coal ports McKenna: The state does not get to stop coal shipments, that’s government by federal law. They need to go through strict environmental standards… People in ports are hurting, they’re desperate for good-paying jobs, they want these…
Would you be brave enough raise taxes for education? McKenna: The voters have been very clear on not supporting higher taxes. Not raising tax rates is not the same as raising tax revenues. Revenues are projected to go up. We need to prioritize. (Democrats) running…
Inslee: I’m glad the lawsuit was rejected by the Supreme Court…Breast cancer survivors can get access to health care. On Medicaid expansion, we know everyone is paying about $1,000 a year to pay for people who don’t have insurance…a hidden tax in our insurance bill….