Jay Inslee, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Jay Inslee

23rd Governor of Washington, United States

Date of Birth: 09-Feb-1951

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, United States

Profession: lawyer, politician, prosecutor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Jay Inslee

  • Jay Robert Inslee (; born February 9, 1951) is an American politician, environmentalist, author, and lawyer who has served as the governor of Washington since 2013.
  • A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 1995 and from 1999 to 2012.
  • He was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2020 election. Born and raised in Seattle, Inslee graduated from the University of Washington and Willamette University College of Law.
  • He served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1989 to 1993.
  • In 1992, Inslee was elected to represent Washington's 4th congressional district, based around Central Washington, in the U.S.
  • House of Representatives.
  • Defeated for reelection in 1994, Inslee briefly returned to private legal practice.
  • He made his first run for governor of Washington in 1996, coming in fifth in the blanket primary ahead of the general election, which was won by Democrat Gary Locke.
  • Inslee then served as regional director for the United States Department of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. Inslee returned to the U.S.
  • House of Representatives in 1999, this time for Washington's 1st congressional district.
  • The new district included Seattle's northern suburbs in King County, Snohomish County, and Kitsap County.
  • He was reelected six times before announcing that he would make another run for the governorship in the 2012 election.
  • He resigned from Congress to focus on his campaign.
  • He defeated Republican Rob McKenna, the Attorney General of Washington.
  • Inslee was reelected to a second term in 2016, defeating Republican Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant, 54% to 46%.
  • Inslee served as chair of the Democratic Governors Association for the 2018 election cycle. As governor, Inslee has emphasized climate change, education and drug policy reform.
  • He has garnered national attention for his critiques of President Donald Trump.
  • Inslee, State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and State Solicitor General Noah Purcell sued the Trump Administration over Executive Order 13769, which halted travel for 90 days from seven Muslim-majority countries and imposed a total ban on Syrian refugees entering the United States.
  • The case, Washington v.
  • Trump, led to the order being blocked by the courts and it was later superseded by other executive orders. Inslee was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 election, launching his campaign on March 1, 2019.
  • He suspended his campaign on August 21, citing low poll numbers.
  • The next day, Inslee announced his intention to seek a third term as governor in the 2020 election.

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