Jay Inslee has served as governor of Washington state since 2013. Previously he was a U.S. Representative from 1993-2012 and also served as a prosecutor.
Previous Work Around Poverty and Opportunity
- Has placed climate change at the center of his presidential campaign and has sought to link the issue to others including economic opportunity.
- Developed the Career Connect Washington program to provide apprenticeships, learning experiences, job shadows, career planning and internships with companies such as Amazon, Boeing and Microsoft.
- Created the Poverty Reduction Work Group in Washington, tasked with “developing a strategic plan to reduce poverty, improve communities and make needed progress related to housing, health, integration, employment and education.”
On the Issues
Affordable Housing: Emphasized efforts to reduce homelessness in Washington state through affordable housing. His 2019 budget proposal included “restoring and building affordable housing, increasing housing assistance and improving homelessness efforts.”
“Meet the first Democrat running for president on climate change” (Vox: 3/1/2019)
“Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joins 2020 Democratic presidential field” (The Washington Post: 3/1/2019)
“What does Jay Inslee believe? Where the candidate stands on 6 issues” (PBS: 3/1/2019)