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 %|
Inslee: Building the bridge is one of the most direct things we can do. I want to build a working Washington. I want to get up every single morning figuring out how to jump start the economy. I have a plan on the internet. It’s…
VANCOUVER — Do you support the new bridge over the Columbia River and how will you pay for it? Rob McKenna: Everyone agrees the crossing is too important to jeopardize. important for regional and national commerce. … How it’s going to be paid for. The…
VANCOUVER — Waiting for Paul Ryan to finish his speech to the GOP convention before the debate goes live on Portland television.
VANCOUVER — Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna are set to debate at 8 p.m. at the Washington State University campus here. Organizers are checking the lights and sound levels and tossing out practice questions. First question: What will you do about the Columbia River crossing….
Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee have their first post-primary debate tonight in Vancouver, at the Washington State University branch campus there. Word is the auditorium for the one-hour debate is relatively small — about 200 seats — and expected to be full. Vancouver hasn’t been…
An irate reader called this morning to ask what were we smoking last night at The Spokesman-Review that led us to report that Democrat Jay Inslee was ahead of Republican Rob McKenna in the governor’s primary. This is a smoke-free office, so the answer is…
Washington could spend more money on its public schools and colleges by limiting the growth in other state expenses and changing the way some property taxes are collected, a gubernatorial candidate said Tuesday. Republican hopeful Rob McKenna released new details of his plans to increase…
It’s not clear yet whether this year’s campaign staffs are hell bent on testing Marshall McLuhan’s theorem that “the medium is the message” or are so enamored with high tech that they think it’s the be-all and end-all of politics. Last week, a member of…
OLYMPIA — In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have a split in their party’s candidates for governor. Attorney General Rob McKenna, by far the GOP frontrunner for governor, joined one of the key lawsuits that because…
There was a wide range of reaction among Washington politicians to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Here’s an example of how wide: Jay Inslee, who voted for the law as a congressman and now wants to be Washington’s next governor, and…