Washington state governor
Jay Inslee is a fifth-generation Washingtonian who grew up in the Seattle Area. Jay worked his way through college at the University of Washington and graduated with a degree in economics. He then earned his law degree at Willamette University. He and his wife, Trudi, then moved to Selah where Gov. Jay Inslee worked as a prosecutor and they raised their three sons. He first became involved in public service in 1985 when he and Trudi helped lead the effort to build a new public high school in Selah. He then went on to represent the 14th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives. He was elected to Congress in 1992. He then moved back to the Puget Sound area where Inslee was elected to Congress in 1998, serving until 2012. He now serves as Washington’s 23rd governor. As governor, Jay Inslee has made the largest ever state investment in early learning. He’s made the first in the nation tuition reductions for all college students. More than $3 billion in funding has been directed to K-12 basic education. He’s also created and instilled many teacher training and mentoring programs. Gov. Jay Inslee has voted no on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. He’s very much a far left representative which fits Washington well as most Washingtonians are liberal democrats . He’s raised the minimum wage in Washington to $11 as of January 1 this year. His key platform issues that he’s stood for since in office seem to have been education, abortion and economy. All of which he stands firmly as a Democrat. His idea of bettering the economy consists of raising minimum wage, spending more on aiding welfare and investing in bailouts. He’s pro choice and has endorsed embryonic stem cell research also wanting partial-birth abortions to be available to mothers.