Here’s a partial timeline of key elements in Jay Inslee’s political career:
Feb. 9, 1951: Born in Seattle.
1969: Graduated from Ingraham High School in Seattle, received college deferment for the draft.
1972: Married his wife, Trudi.
1973: Graduated from University of Washington earning a bachelor’s degree in economics.
1976: Graduated from Willamette University Law School in Salem, Ore.
1985: Helped lead successful campaign for a high school construction bond in Selah, Washington, where he was a member of a law firm and worked as a city prosecutor.
1988: Elected to the state House of Representatives representing a portion of Yakima County, including Selah.
1992: Won the open U.S. House seat in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District, beating Republican Doc Hastings.
1994: Lost re-election to Congress to Hastings.
1996: Finished third in the Democratic primary for governor.
1998: Beat incumbent Republican Rick White for Western Washington’s 2nd Congressional District seat. Re-elected six times.
2007: Writes “Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy” with Bracken Hendricks.
2012: Resigns congressional seat to run for governor, wins primary, beats Republican Rob McKenna in November.
2016: Wins re-election, beating Republican Bill Bryant with 54 percent of the vote.
March 1, 2019: Announces campaign for president.
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