US Representative for Washington State's 1st District.
Raised on the shores of Puget Sound, Congressman Jay Inslee comes from a long line of Washingtonians and wants to protect the state’s natural beauty for his three sons and generations to come.
He’s worked at the federal level – as representative for the 4th Congressional District from 1992-1994 and the 1st Congressional District since 1999 – to protect the environment of Washington state and the nation as a whole.
He’s fought to restore protections for roadless areas in national forests and introduced comprehensive energy-independence legislation. In October 2005, he led a successful campaign in the House to keep limits on oil-tanker traffic in Puget Sound.
Beyond advocating for sound environmental policies, Jay has used a common-sense approach in Congress to help expand the region’s high-tech economy, promote privacy protections for American consumers and strengthen programs for seniors like Social Security and Medicare.
Jay also has supported increased spending for port security and veterans’ services. He backed the war in Afghanistan to root out terrorists; but he voted against the war in Iraq and has been an outspoken critic of administration polities there.
Even before his election to the U.S. Congress, Jay was a public servant. He was a state legislator and prosecutor in Selah, Washington.
Jay holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Washington and earned his law degree from Willamette University. He’s been married to his high-school sweetheart, Trudi, since 1972. The couple has three grown children – Jack, Connor and Joe – who all live in Washington state.
Date of Birth: 02-09-51
Married to Trudi Inslee since 08-27-72
Father of Joe, Connor, and Jack (married to Megan)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, First Congressional District, Washington State, 1999-Present.
Committee on Energy and Commerce
Committee on Energy and Commerce (Democrats)
Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials
Committee on Resources
Committee on Resources (Democrats)
Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health
Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health (Democrats)
Regional Director, Region X, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Seattle WA, 1997-1998.
Attorney, Gordon,Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson and Daheim, Seattle and Tacoma WA, 1995-1996.
Member, U.S. House of Representatives Fourth Congressional District, Washington State, 1993-1995.
Member, Washington State House of Representatives, 1988-1992.
Represented 14th Legislative District, two terms
Vice-Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, served on the Housing Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.
Attorney, Peters, Fowler and Inslee, Selah, WA, 1976-1992.
Willamette University School of Law
Salem, OR. Doctor of Jurisprudence, Magna Cum Laude, 1976.
University of Washington
Seattle, WA. Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1973.
Ingraham High School
Seattle, WA. Graduated 1969.
1988-Present Charter member, Hoopaholics
1996-1997 Volunteer, Bainbridge Island School Bond Initiative
1996-1997 Basketball coach, Bainbridge Island Parks Department
1996-1997 Washington Conservation Voters Board of Directors
1995 Spokesperson, "No on Referendum 48" Campaign in Washington State
1984-1988 New Valley Osteopathic Hospital Board of Directors- Yakima, WA