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Governor

Jay Inslee (Democrat)

Education

Ingraham High School, Seattle, WA; graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in economics in 1972; graduated Magna Cum Laude from Willamette University Law School in 1976.

Elected experience

Washington State House of Representatives – 1989-1992 representing Yakima Valley; U.S. House of Representatives 1993-1994 representing Eastern Washington; U.S. House of Representatives 1999-2012 representing Kitsap, King and Snohomish counties.

Other professional experience

Attorney, author of Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy.

Community service

Charter member of Hoopaholics to raise money for Childhaven; coached youth sports; served as an honorary board member of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.

Rob McKenna (Republican)

Education

University of Washington, Economics B.A. and International Studies B.A.; University of Chicago, law degree

Elected experience

King County Council; Washington State Attorney General

Other professional experience

Perkins Coie law firm, 1988-1996

Community service

Bellevue and Renton school bond/levy campaigns, 1994-2002; Bellevue Schools Foundation, 1993-2002; Bellevue College Foundation, 2000-2012; Boy Scouts Chief Seattle Council board, 2003-present; Seattle-King County Land Conservancy board, 1993-1995; Evergreen Forest Trust board, 2000-present; Washington State Army Advisory Board, 2011-present; President, National Association of Attorneys General, 2011-12; Norm Maleng Honoree award, Eastside Domestic Violence Program, 2010; Friend of Children award, Washington State PTA, 2008.

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