Jay Inslee was sworn in as governor of Washington on January 16, 2013, and was sworn in for his second term on January 9, 2017.
Inslee was born in Seattle, Washington. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Washington and his juris doctor from Willamette University.
Inslee served in the state House of Representatives and in 1992 was elected to Congress from Eastern Washington. He later moved back to the Puget Sound area and was again elected to Congress in 1998 where he served until 2012.
Inslee co-wrote a book called “Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean-Energy Economy.” He and his wife Trudi have three sons.
Trudi Inslee was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and attended her neighborhood public schools, including Ingraham High School, where she met Governor Jay Inslee. She went on to study political science and sociology at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. The Inslees were married in 1972 and later moved to Selah, a rural community in eastern Washington, where they raised their three sons. They returned to western Washington in 1995 and have since resided in Kitsap.
Currently Mrs. Inslee works with a nonprofit publisher and consultant on independent film documentaries. Over the years, she also has enjoyed volunteering in her sons’ schools and with local nonprofits including CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Planned Parenthood, NARAL Washington and Mothers Against Violence in America. She is particularly focused on programs and organizations serving women and children who are victims of sexual assault, homelessness and hunger. She also supports early-learning programs.
Chief of Staff
Communications Director/Media Contact
Stacey Suan Tichenor
Staff Support for Governor’s Spouse
Frances Munez Carter