Trudi Inslee is the lovely wife of Washington’s current governor, Jay Inslee –who recently announced his bid to run for President next year.
Her husband who known as a vocal opponent of President Trump, intends to make combating climate change the central rationale for his campaign.
Born Jay Robert Inslee on February 9, 1951; the Washington native graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in economics before earning his law degree at Willamette University. Jay worked as an attorney and prosecutor.
Inslee was first elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 1989 and was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 1992. He, though, lost his re-election bid in 1994. After a failed 1996 gubernatorial election, he successfully ran for Congress again in 1998, a job he held until he successfully ran for governor in 2012.
Governor Inslee has been happily married to wife, Trudi for decades. Meet the woman behind the governor and who might become the next US First Lady.
#1 She met her husband in high school
The two met at Ingraham High School and were married on August 27, 1972. They have been married for 47-years.
#2 She went to University
Trudi Inslee, also a Washington native, studied political science and sociology at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.
#3 She has a background working in nonprofits
Trudi has a career working with nonprofits. She enjoyed volunteering in her sons’ schools and with local nonprofits including CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Planned Parenthood, NARAL Washington and Mothers Against Violence in America.
She is particularly drawn to programs and organizations serving women and children who are victims of sexual assault, homelessness and hunger.
#4 She is currently a consultant
According to the National Governors Association, she currently works with a nonprofit publisher and consultant on independent film documentaries.
#5 She is a mother and grandmother
Trudi and her husband Jay raised three sons in Selah, Wahsington; Jack, Joe and Connor. The couple is also grandparents to three grandchildren, also all boys.