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 %|
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee will be on the court Saturday at Hoopfest in a team that also includes Democratic state House candidate Marcus Riccelli. Their team, the Evergreen Dream Team, will play its first game at 8 a.m. Saturday on Washington Street between Main…
OLYMPIA – When a divided U.S. Supreme Court settled the question Thursday of whether federal health care reform is constitutional, it turned up the spotlight on the issue for Washington’s hotly contested governor’s race. Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna, one of the original plaintiffs in the failed multistate challenge, said he was surprised by the ruling but insisted he was relieved, not disappointed.
OLYMPIA – When a divided Supreme Court settled the question of whether federal health care reform is constitutional Thursday, it turned up the spotlight on the issue for Washington’s hotly contested governor’s race. Now the question is, how long before that light dims? Republican Attorney…
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee said his GOP opponent was “wrong from the beginning” to join the lawsuit challenging the federal health care reform law. A couple hours earlier, Inslee’s chief Republican rival, Attorney General Rob McKenna had defended his decision to join the lawsuit…
Gov. Gregoire discusses health care ruling. OLYMPIA — Gov. Chris Gregoire “couldn’t be more happy and relieved” by the Supreme Court’s majority decision that the Affordable Care Act was constitutional. The decision is good for state residents with pre-existing medical conditions, for young adults who…
Hotline, a national political publication is ranking Washington’s gubernatorial race as the second-most likely to switch from one party to another in November. North Carolina is first. Here’s what the Hotline staff had to say about the Washington race: WASHINGTON (Open D, Gov. Christine Gregoire…
In a move that may shock no one, the Association of Washington Business endorsed Republicans Rob McKenna for governor and Reagan Dunn for state attorney general. The business group, which functions as the state’s Chamber of Commerce, co-hosted debates in Spokane Wednesday for both offices…
The two leading candidates for Washington governor debated for the first time on Tuesday and agreed that new taxes aren’t needed to improve schools. But they disagreed on most other points, including education in the hour-long debate at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane. Former…
Inslee: There’s a federal process and that process needs to be followed. I have a concern about expansion of tribal gaming that could lead to harm for existing businesses. Each of them needs to be reviewed on the merits. Need to look at land use…
How will you vote on the initiative? McKenna: We will go to the Supreme Court and I believe they will overturn the King County ruling the supermajority is unconstitutional. The voters have been clear on taxes. They did so because it provides a higher wall….