Statewide Officials

GOVERNOR
Governor Jay Inslee
Jay Inslee is a fifth-generation Washingtonian who grew up the Seattle area. Jay first got into public service to fight for a new public high school in Selah in 1985. He then went on to represent the 14th legislative district in the state House of Representatives and in 1992 was elected to Congress from Eastern Washington. Jay later moved back to the Puget Sound area and was elected to Congress in 1998 where he served until 2012. In Congress, Jay was known as a forward-thinking leader, especially on issues of clean technology and the environment. Jay has worked successfully to open up trade opportunities for Washington apples, and helped protect Boeing workers by writing the amendment that required a fair playing field with foreign competition for the recent Air Force tanker contract.As governor, Jay seeks to provide visionary leadership that not only strengthens our current industries, but also grows a new economy based on the clean-energy jobs of the future.
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LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen
Brad Owen was elected as Washington State's 15th lieutenant governor in 1996 and re-elected in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Lieutenant Governor Owen serves the state as president of the Senate, and is the acting governor in the absence of the governor. Prior to his election as lieutenant governor, Owen served as Shelton finance commissioner from 1976-1979, as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives from 1976-1982, and in the Washington State Senate from 1983-1996.
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ATTORNEY GENERAL
Bob Ferguson
Bob Ferguson is Washington's 18th Attorney General. As the state's chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, Governor and Legislature. Bob received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1995 and began his legal career in Spokane where he served as a law clerk for Chief Judge W. Fremming Nielsen of the Federal District Court for Eastern Washington. He then clerked for Judge Myron Bright of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Midwest. Ferguson returned to Seattle and joined Preston, Gates, and Ellis (now K&L Gates), one of Washington's leading law firms. In 2003, Bob was elected to the King County Council. Bob, his wife Colleen and their twins, Jack and Katie, reside in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of North Seattle.
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STATE TREASURER
Jim McIntire
Jim McIntire was elected as Washington's 22nd State Treasurer in 2008. Prior to this election, he was a successful business economist for Navigant Consulting Inc and then a five-term State Representative, where he provided leadership on several financial committees. Upon taking office as Treasurer, the failure of a small bank sparked concerns about the safety and security of state and local public deposits in banks throughout the state. Swift and effective reforms initiated by McIntire preserved secure access to banking services for local and state governments. In 2011, McIntire prepared the State’s first ever debt affordability study to provide a comprehensive tool for managing the state's debt, and help ensure that sufficient resources will be available for future needs. McIntire was elected to chair of the State Investment Board in September 2011. He also chair’s the State Finance Committee and the Public Deposit Protection Commission. He is Co-Chair of the Democratic State Treasurers and the immediate past president of the Western State Treasurer's Association.
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COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS
Peter Goldmark
Peter Goldmark has had a lifelong involvement with agriculture, science, education, and public service. He has served as Director of Agriculture for State of Washington, Chairman of the Governor's Council on Agriculture and the Environment, member of the Governor's Council for a Sustainable Washington, member of the Governor's Council on Biodiversity, and Founding board member and past Chairman of the Board of Farming and the Environment, a unique coalition of farmers, ranchers, and conservationists founded in 1999. Goldmark maintains a small scientific research facility at his ranch in Okanogan County and has published scientific articles in national and international journals. He currently maintains a wheat-breeding program at his facility and has recently released new varieties for Washington wheat farmers. He was elected Commissioner of Public Lands in 2008.
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SUPERINTENDANT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Randy Dorn
Randy Dorn is an experienced educator and dedicated public servant. Randy is committed to creating world-class schools for all of our children. A former elementary and middle school teacher and high school, Randy also knows how to get things done in Olympia. Randy served in the Washington State House of Representatives for seven years where he was a key sponsor of the Education Reform Bill, chair of the K-12 House Education Committee and a Member of the Appropriations Committee. Randy Dorn assumed his duties as executive director of Public School Employee's of Washington (PSE) in 1999. He was elected Superintendant of Public Instruction in 2008.
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INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Mike Kreidler
From the boardroom of the North Thurston School District to the state capitol and halls of Congress, Mike has represented our state with efficiency and dedication, also managing a professional career in optometry. As Insurance Commissioner, Mike has cut excessive rate increases by insurance companies, saving auto and homeowner consumers over $200 million, successfully fought attempts by big out-of-state insurance companies to take away consumer legal protections, protected women by requiring that contraceptives be included in prescription drug coverage, and restored regulatory oversight over the individual health insurance market.
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STATE AUDITOR
Troy Kelley
Before being elected State Auditor, Troy Kelley served in Washington State House of Representatives, chairing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee. His career includes leading a tax exchange company, owning and operating a document tracking business and stints at a federal prosecutor’s office and the SEC. Troy holds a joint J.D./M.B.A from the State University of New York and is a member of the Washington State Bar. A nineteen-year Army JAG officer, he currently serves as a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard. He and his wife Diane live in Tacoma with their two sons.
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