Jay Inslee on Principles & Values

Democratic WA Governor; Former Rep/ (WA-1); withdrew from Presidential primary Aug. 2019


Met wife Trudi in high school; 3 kids & 2 grandkids

I would like to introduce all of you to my wife of 40 years, Trudi Inslee. We met at Ingraham High School and raised our family in a century-old farmhouse in the Yakima Valley. I'd also like you to meet my three boys and their families: Connor; Joe; Jack and his wife, Megan; our grandson, Brody; and the newest Inslee, Zoe Ann.

I am a fifth generation son of the state of Washington, and am proud to have roots in this state that are as wide as they are deep. My family came to this state as fishermen and gold miners. I am proud of the working people of Washington, and I know their work, having driven bulldozers in Bellevue, painted houses in Burien, run the business end of a jackhammer, prosecuted drunk drivers and raised hay in the Yakima Valley. Washington has welcomed many people to our great state from all points of the compass, but no matter when you and your family arrived here, in our souls all of us in Washington are pioneers.

Source: 2013 Wash. State of the State Address , Jan 16, 2013

Washington best state to do business and to be an employee

Washington state indeed embodies the best of America. We've been honored to be both the best place to do business and the best place to be an employee. That combination is a rare and powerful testament to our state. And it says a lot about how we face challenges.
Source: 2020 Washington State of the State address , Jan 14, 2020

We need to make decisions based on science and reality

We need to make decisions based on science and reality. And there are some hard realities we have to understand. And that is, unless we continue a very vigorous social distancing program in my state, this is going to continue to spread like wildfire to every single corner of my state. That is an inevitable scientific fact. And we have only one weapon to prevent that. And that is to continue our social distancing.
Source: CNN 2020 "State of the Union": 2022 Washington Governor race , Mar 29, 2020

We can't be number one in everything but we sure come close

We invest in our people and our communities. It's a reason we've been rated best state in America, best economy, second best state for business, third best state for workers--we can't be number one in everything, but we sure come close. This is not an accident. That's because of the work we do in these chambers. Because of that work, I can proudly report that the state of our state is strong.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Wash. legislature , Jan 10, 2023

Religious affiliation: Protestant.

Inslee : religious affiliation:

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Source: Adherents.com web site 00-ADH10 on Nov 7, 2000

Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism.

Inslee adopted the manifesto, "A New Politics for a New America":

As New Democrats, we believe in a Third Way that rejects the old left-right debate and affirms America’s basic bargain: opportunity for all, responsibility from all, and community of all.