Daily Archives: March 22, 2010

Jay Inslee for governor?

There’s been plenty of speculation that Bainbridge’s own Jay Inslee is going to run for governor in 2012.

He’s run before. And he said he’s “interested” last June.

Well, now his former campaign manager has registered two websites that give another strong indication Inslee is serious about leading the state.

As reported by the State Column, Chris McCullough, who worked for four years as Inslee’s campaign mangager and is now a Seattle-area political strategist, registered jayinsleeforgovernor.com and insleeforgovernor.com earlier this month.

Here’s what the State Column had to say about the websites:

“While speculation on a run by the Congressman is nothing new, this is the first sign that Inslee is seriously considering a run for governor. While the state’s current governor, Christine Gregoire, floated the notion of a third term, support for the governor has since waned. Amongst the state party, Congressman Inslee — with his fundraising connections and strong political base—is seen to have the best shot at winning both the primary and general election in 2012.”

More about mother-in-laws

Last week, I wrote about the attention the first annual Bainbridge Tour of Architects was paying to mother-in-law homes (or “accessory dwelling units,” as architects and city planners call them).

In the backyard or above the garage, mother-in-laws can encourage stronger family connections and greener, more diverse communities, say the tour’s architects. They’re also a good source of revenue, which can be a “lifesaver” in this economy, as tour organizer Liz Gadbois told me.

Read the story here.

And click down below to read an essay about mother-in-laws by Bainbridge architect Peter Brachvogel. The essay appeared on the tour’s website, tourofarchitects.com

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