Rob McKenna to Attend Aug. 30 Washington GAC Meeting

Rob McKennaWashington Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna will be interviewed during the next Washington Governmental Affairs Committee meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) office in Federal Way, Wash.

Normally open only to committee members, any credit union professionals or volunteers with an interest in the race is invited to attend the meeting. Committee members, along with members of the Association’s Political Action Committee (PAC) will interview McKenna, who currently serves as Washington’s attorney general, for possible support in the November General Election.

A similar interview with Democratic candidate Jay Inslee is still being scheduled.

“We’re very fortunate to have gotten time on Rob McKenna’s schedule for Aug. 30 and hope we’ll have a good turnout for the committee meeting,” NWCUA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Mark Minickiello said.  “We hope to get on Jay Inslee’s schedule soon and have a few weeks advance notice as well.”

Once both McKenna and Inslee have been interviewed, it will be up to the NWCUA PAC to decide who to support.

“The PAC Committee will be interested in hearing the candidates’ responses to questions our members pose,” Minickiello said, “so please try to attend.”

McKenna began his elected public service career in 1995 when he won a seat on the King County Council. He was re-elected twice, representing King County’s eastern suburbs, before running successfully for attorney general in 2004.

Inslee entered public service to fight for a new public high school in Selah, Wash., in 1985. He went on to represent the 14th legislative district in the state House of Representatives, and he was then elected to Congress from Eastern Washington in 1992. Inslee later moved back to the Puget Sound area and was elected to Congress in 1998, where he served until resigning in March 2012 to focus on the election.


Questions? Contact a member of the Association’s Legislative Affairs team:

Jennifer Wagner, Vice President of Legislative Advocacy
Mark Minickiello, Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Stacy Augustine, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

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