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Washington governor elected next DGA chair

Gov. Jay Inslee

WASHINGTON D.C. – Washington Governor Jay Inslee has been elected to be the new chair of the Democratic Governors Association.

He has served as vice chair as of December 2016, and now takes over the main role of leadership, filling the shoes of Governor Dan Malloy of Connecticut who has served since December 2015. The new elected vice chair is Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island.

Gov. Malloy said, “Governor Inslee has been a leader in progressive, pro-growth policies in Washington state. And Governor Inslee has played a critical role in supporting Democratic governors across the country.”

Inslee has already begun to lay out the organization’s priorities as they head into the 2018 election cycle.

“At at time voters are witnessing a complete breakdown of leadership in DC, states and governors are proving we can still get things done,” says Inslee. “Democratic governors are standing strong to protect middle-class families and lead the way on policies that strengthen our communities, grow our economies and protect affordable health care.”

Inslee’s term begins today.

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