I think it's appropriate to come to the conclusion that King County has the worst election administration in any county in the United States of America -- a humiliating statement, I think, from our perspectiveGorton seeks DOJ probe into Wash. vote Apr 07, 2005
We're going to face a tough summer. And there is not going to be enough water to go aroundWash. gov. issues drought emergency Mar 12, 2005
I've tried to do what I consider the most balanced, responsible approach that I could find, knowing full well there's going to be a really big debateWash. governor proposes tax increases Feb 18, 2010
A number of our fellow governors would be very interested in supporting this. We need to talk to them to see if we can put our support behind that bill as the National Governors Association. But I can assure you there is considerable interest among the governorsGOP: Obama health-law waiver not enough Mar 01, 2011
Christine O'Grady "Chris" Gregoire (pronounced /ˈɡrɛɡwɑr/; born March 24, 1947) is the 22nd and current Governor of the state of Washington, and a member of the Democratic Party. Gregoire defeated Republican candidate Dino Rossi in 2004, and again in 2008. She is the second female governor of Washington.
Chris O’Grady was raised in Auburn, Washington, by her mother, who worked as a short-order cook to support the family. After graduating from Auburn Senior High School, she attended the University of Washington in Seattle, graduating in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech in sociology. She attended law school at Gonzaga University in Spokane, receiving her Juris Doctor in 1977.
She went to work as an assistant attorney general in the office of state Attorney General Slade Gorton, a Republican. As an assistant attorney general, Gregoire concentrated on child-abuse cases, coordinating with social workers to get children removed from abusive family situations and placed with relatives or foster homes. Gregoire's first child, Courtney, was born in Spokane in 1979. Her second daughter, Michelle, was born in 1984. Michelle played soccer for Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and Governor Gregoire is proud to call herself a 'soccer mom'. She is a season ticket holder for Seattle Sounders FC.