Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Monday morning that he will not seek reelection in 2024. In a statement released online, Inslee stated, “Today I announced I will not seek a fourth term. …
Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Monday morning that he will not seek reelection in 2024.
In a statement released online, Inslee stated: “Today I announced I will not seek a fourth term. We've made Washington a beacon for progress for the nation, and now it's time to pass the torch.
“Our last decade of Washington’s storied history is one of growth and innovation. I am proud to have played a role in our state’s leadership on so many fronts. We’ve passed the nation’s best climate policies, the most successful family leave benefits, the best college scholarship programs, a more fair legal justice system, and the most protective actions against gun violence. We’ve shown that diversity is a strength worth fighting for.
“Now is the time to intensely focus on all we can accomplish in the next year and a half, and I intend to do just that. I look forward to continued partnership with legislators and community leaders to address Washington’s homelessness crisis, speed our efforts to expand behavioral health services, continue our fight against climate change, and continue making Washington a beacon of progress for all.”
Inslee was first elected in 2012 and became only the second governor in the state elected to three consecutive terms.
The 2024 Washington Gubernatorial Election will be held on November 5, 2024.
The top-two primary will be held on Aug. 6.
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