From College DJ to King County's Coalition Builder
Seattle born and raised, Dow Constantine serves over 2 million people as Executive of King County.
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A fourth-generation Washingtonian and life-long resident of King County, Dow Constantine, who lives in the same West Seattle neighborhood where he grew up, has been involved in local politics since joining a preservation effort as a law school student in the 1980s.
Throughout his service in the Legislature, on the King County Council, and as Executive of King County, Dow has consistently fought for and delivered transportation solutions, environmental conservation, public health and safety, equality and government efficiency.
He was recognized by Governing as a 2016 Public Official of the Year for his accomplishments as a leader, problem-solver and advocate.
Hear more from Dow Constantine on this episode of "In the Arena."
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- Doug Burgum, Governor of N.D.
- Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, Ohio
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- Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, Ky.
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