Gov. Jay Inslee


February 9, 1951

Birth State


University of Washington; Willamette University

Office of the Governor P.O. Box 40002 Olympia, WA 98504-0002

Phone: 360/902-4111  Fax: 360/753-4110

Governor’s Website       State Website


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
David Postman

Legal Counsel
Tip Wonhoff

Communications Director/Media Contact
Jaime Smith

Governor’s Scheduler
Stacey Suan Tichenor

Washington Representative
Sam Ricketts

Staff Support for Governor’s Spouse
Frances Munez Carter

Former Governors

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