Elections 2012
6:57 am
Fri June 24, 2011

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee to run for Washington governor

Advisers to U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee say he will launch his campaign for Washington governor next week.

Inslee's political team said in a statement late Thursday that he would officially announce his candidacy on Monday morning in Seattle, followed by a second event south of Yakima. He will make additional campaign stops in Tacoma, Vancouver and Spokane on Tuesday.

Inslee has represented Washington's 1st Congressional District for more than a decade, covering northern suburbs of Seattle. He's been a leader in Congress on battling climate change and promoting clean-energy alternatives.

Attorney General Rob McKenna recently declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination.