Washington State Democrats Chair Dwight Pelz on Rob McKenna's Concession

Washington State Democrats Chair Dwight Pelz released the following statement after Rob McKenna's campaign announced his concession on Friday night:

"I couldn't be more excited that, after running a fantastic campaign and providing such a strong vision for our state, Jay Inslee is going to be our next governor. Washington now has a great opportunity to be a leader in the 21st Century economy, improve our education system, and build on the state's incredible resources to move forward.

"There is much work to do, but Jay Inslee is the right leader for Washington. Rob McKenna ran a great campaign, and proved to be a very strong candidate in yet another tough contest. But we've always thought Jay had the best vision for our state, and the voters agreed. Congratulations to Jay and the great team that helped in this effort."