Jay Inslee


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.

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Learn more on the Governor’s official website

About Washington

Nickname: The Evergreen State

Capital: Olympia

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.

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