Elected Washington’s 23rd governor in 2012; reelected in 2016
Early Years: Born 1951, in Seattle (fifth generation Washingtonian)
Education: Ingraham High School; University of Washington; law degree from Willamette University.
Career: State House of Representatives; U.S. House of Representatives; regional director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Learn more on the Governor’s official website
Nickname: The Evergreen State
Population: 7.3 million
Size: The state covers 71362 square miles
Economic drivers: High technology, aircraft manufacture, lumber and wood products, agriculture, tourism
Did you know? Washington has led the nation in apple production since the 1920s.