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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 06:49 AM

What happens if WA Gov. Jay Inslee takes a job in Biden's cabinet

Days after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee won a rare third term in office, the 69-year-old Democrat started appearing on lists of possible picks for President-elect Joe Bidenís cabinet.

A New York Times article the week after the election mentioned Inslee as a possible contender to lead the U.S. Department of Energy, the Interior Department or the Environmental Protection Agency. A piece in Politico similarly talked about Inslee as a possible cabinet choice.

But what happens in Washington state if Inslee leaves to take a job in the nationís capital?

While Inslee has said many times he plans to serve his full term as governor, many think it would be hard for him to turn down a job serving under a new Democratic president ó especially one that involves combating climate change, one of Insleeís core issues.

Read more: https://www.inlander.com/spokane/what-happens-if-wa-gov-jay-inslee-takes-a-job-in-bidens-cabinet/Content?oid=20718656
(Spokane Inlander)

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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 07:10 AM

1. Denny Heck is Lt Gov

I presume he would take over until either a special election
or till the next election..........

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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 08:57 AM

2. I don't want Inslee to leave!

He is an amazing governor. Having said that, Denny Heck would be a good replacement, if it came to that.

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