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  Constantine, Dow
<-  2020-01-01  
NameDow Constantine
West Seattle, Washington , United States
Website [Link]
Born November 15, 1961 (61 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedCharlotte K-A
Nov 06, 2021 03:26am
Tags Caucasian - Married - Straight -
InfoDow Constantine was sworn in as King County Executive on November 24, 2009. He served as a King County Council member for eight years, and has held elected office in Washington state for 13 years.

Dow is working to instill a culture of performance that changes the way King County does business. His goal is to form partnerships with residents, cities, employees, and other county leaders to craft real, sustainable reforms.

A Seattle native, Dow graduated from West Seattle High School and the University of Washington. He earned University of Washington post-graduate degrees in law (1989) and urban planning (1992). Today, Dow lives in the West Seattle neighborhood where he grew up.

Dow became interested in politics at an early age and in college served as a legislative intern to 34th District State Sen. Phil Talmadge. After graduation he practiced law and worked on a number of community projects. While helping with efforts to preserve open space, he first worked with County Council member Greg Nickels, who later hired Dow as a legislative aide.

A two-term state representative (elected 1996 and 1998) before being elected to the 34th District's senate seat in 2000, Dow was co-chair of the House Judiciary Committee and vice-chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee.

Dow was appointed to the King County Council in January 2002, and won election to the office four times—in November of 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007. Dow served as County Council Chair in 2009 and led the panel that wrote the 2007 King County budget. As a four-year member of the Council’s budget leadership team, he worked to slow the growth of King County’s jail expenditures through such innovations as drug court, mental health court and driver re-licensing programs. He has been a consistent supporter of transportation alternatives as a Sound Transit board member and former chair of the Council's Transportation and Regional Transit Committees.

A current board member of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Dow was also a founding board member of Stone Soup, a non-profit dedicated to the empowerment of women in economically distressed rural areas of Washington, and the West Seattle High School Foundation, which has raised thousands of dollars for student programs and activities.

Throughout his public service career, Dow has been an outspoken advocate for environmental protection, public transit, and government reform. As King County Executive, he is working to make King County government more efficient and performance-based—and to give citizens maximum value for each tax dollar.



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