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  Locke, Gary
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<-  2009-01-20  
 
NameGary Locke
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Seattle, Washington , United States
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Born January 21, 1950 (69 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedPaul
Dec 01, 2012 12:13pm
Tags Chinese - Moderate-to-Liberal - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Married -
InfoState Representative, 1983-1994
King County Executive, 1994-1997
Governor, 1997-2005

Gary Locke became the first Chinese-American governor in the history of the United States on November 5, 1996, when he defeated Ellen Craswell to become the 21st governor of Washington. After a successful first term, the enormously popular governor defeated challenger John Carlson to win his second term.

Locke was born into an immigrant family in a Seattle public housing project for World War II veterans. In his youth, Locke worked in his father's grocery store and became an Eagle Scout before graduation from Franklin High School with honors in 1968. Locke then attended Yale University, where he received a bachelor's degree in political science four years later. Locke then went on to get a law degree from Boston University in 1975.

Following his degrees at Yale and Boston University, Locke returned home to King County, where he initially worked as a deputy prosecutor. In 1982, he was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives, where he was chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. In 1993, Locke was elected King County's chief executive, where he oversaw the state's most complex urban area.

Locke married former KING 5 news reporter, Mona Lee Locke, on October 15, 1994. They have a daughter, Emily Nicole, and a son, Dylan James. His Chinese name is Luo Jiahui.

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 17, 2011 09:00am Amusing Photo of bag-carrying ambassador [Locke] charms China  Article ScottĀ³ 
Mar 09, 2011 08:45am News Obama taps Locke as China ambassador  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Feb 16, 2005 12:00am News Locke becomes partner with law firm Davis Wright Tremaine  Article Ralphie 
Dec 17, 2004 12:00am Perspective [WA] State 'sin tax' increases sought  Article Ralphie 
Dec 13, 2004 12:00am Opinion 11th-hour actions do little for Locke legacy  Article Ralphie 
Dec 06, 2004 12:00am Opinion Nice guy, but what kind of legacy will [Gov.] Locke leave?  Article Ralphie 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 6.33330 Average

FAMILY
Wife Mona Lee Locke Oct 15, 1994-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  07/27/2011 US Ambassador to China Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/24/2009 US Secretary of Commerce Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 WA Governor Won 58.38% (+18.70%)
  09/19/2000 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Won 54.32% (+19.79%)
  11/05/1996 WA Governor Won 57.96% (+15.91%)
  09/17/1996 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Won 23.65% (+6.15%)
  11/02/1993 King County Executive Won 56.92% (+13.85%)
  09/14/1993 King County Executive - Blanket Primary Won 33.52% (+9.82%)
  11/03/1992 WA House District 37 Seat 2 Won 90.06% (+80.11%)
  11/06/1990 WA House District 37 Seat 2 Won 82.90% (+70.67%)
  11/08/1988 WA House District 37 Seat 2 Won 88.30% (+76.61%)
  11/04/1986 WA House District 37 Seat 2 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 WA House District 37 Seat 2 Won 84.33% (+68.67%)
  11/02/1982 WA State House District 37 Seat 2 Won 83.93% (+67.86%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Seattle City Council - District 6 - Primary - Aug 06, 2019 D Heidi Wills
Seattle City Council - Pos. 4 - Primary - Aug 18, 2009 D Sally Bagshaw
WA Treasurer - Blanket Primary - Aug 19, 2008 D Chang Mook Sohn
WA State House District 36 Seat 1 - Open Primary - Aug 19, 2008 D Reuven Carlyle
WA US President - D Primary - Feb 19, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
King County [WA] Prosecuting Attorney - Special D Primary - Aug 21, 2007 D Bill Sherman
Seattle City Council - Pos. 3 - Primary - Aug 21, 2007 D Bruce Harrell
WA Initiative 933 - Require compensation when regulation diminishes the use or value of private property - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
WA State Senate District 44 - D Primary - Sep 19, 2006 D Steve Hobbs
WA Referendum 65 - Sexual Orientation Discrimination - Jun 07, 2006 YES Yes
Port of Seattle Commissioner - Pos. 1 - Nov 08, 2005 N John W. Creighton III
Port of Seattle Commissioner - Pos. 4 - Nov 08, 2005 D Patricia Davis
WA Initiative 872 - Nov 02, 2004 NO No
WA Superintendent of Public Instruction - Nov 02, 2004 D Teresa "Terry" Bergeson
WA Initiative 884 - Nov 02, 2004 YES Yes
WA Governor - D Primary - Sep 14, 2004 D Christine Gregoire
WA District 5 - D Primary - Sep 14, 2004 D Donald K. Barbieri
WA - District 08 - D Primary - Sep 14, 2004 D Alex Alben
WA Attorney General - D Primary - Sep 14, 2004 D Mark Sidran
WA US President - D Caucuses - Feb 07, 2004 D John Kerry
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D John Kerry