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Jay Inslee

Governor, Washington State

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Jay Inslee is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He was elected to Congress in 1998, serving until 2012 when he was elected governor of Washington state. He was re-elected in 2016, and for a historic third term in 2020. Inslee ran in the Democratic primary leading up to the 2020 Presidential election. His platform had a heavy emphasis on climate change and responding to the unfolding climate crisis. He and state attorney general Bob Ferguson were among a cohort to sue the Trump Adminstration over the travel ban imposed in 2017 against seven Muslim-majority countries.  

He is currently the longest-serving governor in the United States. 

When: Saturday, May 7. Time TBA.

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

Find more detail about this event below.

Scheduled Appearances

Power & Policy

Which Way Forward

Crosscut Festival 2022
Sat May 7, 2022 | 10:00am

Washington state appears ready to move on to the next phase of a new normal, but the pandemic has left in its wake a state with a myriad of challenges. We ask the governor which way he thinks we should be headed. WATCH NOW

Thank you to our session sponsor, FairVote Washington

Featuring: Jay Inslee, Bill Radke

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