Gov. Inslee won't seek fourth term
May 4, 2023
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee won't be seeking a fourth term.
Inslee, a Democrat from Bainbridge Island, announced Monday, May 1, that he's ready to move on.
"Today I announced I will not seek a fourth term," he said. "We've made Washington a beacon for progress for the nation, and now it's time to pass the torch.
Born and raised in Seattle, he was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 1989, then elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1993.
The 72-year-old Inslee was elected to lead the state in 2013, and is the longest-serving governor currently in office.
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