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  Rossi, Dino
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NameDino Rossi
Sammamish, Washington , United States
Website [Link]
Born October 15, 1959 (61 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 04, 2018 08:34pm
Tags Irish - Italian - Native American - Married - Catholic -
InfoDino Rossi is a third-generation Washingtonian. His paternal grandfather, Silvino Rossi, immigrated to America from Italy around the turn of the 20th Century. Speaking little English, he became a coal miner in Black Diamond, Washington. Silvino and his wife, Concetta, eventually moved to Seattle where Silvino worked for the City of Seattle building streets. They had seven children, one of whom was John Rossi – Dino’s father.

Dino’s mother, Eve, was a half Irish, half Tlingit Alaskan Native. Eve married in Alaska and had five children, but the marriage became difficult. She had to move away and took her five children to Seattle. They lived in public housing in Holly Park while Eve worked as a waitress in the evening and went to beauty school during the day. When John and Eve met, he was a widower with an adopted son. They married and had one son together – Dino.

Dino attended Viewlands Elementary School – the same school where his father taught – and went on to Mountlake Terrace Junior High School and Woodway High School in Edmonds.

When it came time to pursue higher education, Dino studied business at Seattle University. His parents couldn’t afford to help out financially, so he worked various jobs doing construction and janitorial service. He even waxed floors at the Space Needle.

After graduating from Seattle University with a degree in business, Dino started his career in commercial real estate. By the time he was 25, he purchased his first apartment building.

In 1996 Dino was elected to the State Senate, representing the 5th Legislative District. Ultimately, Dino became a leader on state budget issues and was the Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee in 2003 when the state faced the largest dollar deficit in history. In this leadership position, Dino worked across party lines to balance the state budget without raising taxes, while still protecting the most vulnerable.

In 2004, Dino was twice certified as governor-elect of Washington state in what was the closest and most memorable governor’s race in state history.

In 2006, Dino joined Jay Buhner in becoming part owners of the Everett Aqua Sox minor league baseball team. He also started the Forward Washington Foundation – a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to issues affecting Washington, its citizens and its economy.

Dino and his wife Terry have been married for over 20 years. They currently live on the Sammamish Plateau and have four children: Juliauna, 17; Jake, 14; Joseph, 11; and Jillian, 7.



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Dino Rossi: Lessons in Leadership, Business, Politics and Life--12 Inspirational Lessons You Can Apply to Your Business and Family Life  Purchase COSDem 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 10, 2012 03:45pm Announcement Dino Rossi appointed to his old state Senate seat  Article COSDem 
Jun 30, 2010 12:20pm Advertisement Anti-abortion group attacks Rossi  Article Ralphie 
May 18, 2010 07:00pm Event Rossi Headlining Foreclosure Conference  Article RP 
Aug 08, 2008 12:00pm Blog Entry Rossi talks up his Native roots  Article Ralphie 
May 23, 2007 04:00pm Announcement Rossi announces ‘Washington Idea Bank’  Article Ralphie 
May 21, 2007 11:50am Speculative Rossi talks of new try for governor  Article CBlock941 

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