Washington Democrat Gov. Inslee Won’t Seek Unprecedented Fourth Term

Jay Inslee via Flickr, Gage Skidmore
  • Washington Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday he will not seek an unprecedented fourth term.
  • “Serving the people as governor of Washington state has been my greatest honor,” Inslee said. “I’m ready to pass the torch.”
  • Washington, unlike most states,  does not impose term limits on its governors.
  • Inslee was the second governor in the state to serve three terms, and he made an unsuccessful bid in 2020 to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • He also said in announcing his plans that under his administration the state has passed “the nation’s best climate policies” and has shown  “diversity is a strength worth fighting for.”