Jay Inslee

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee takes part in an AP interview at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. in January. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Jay Inslee, 68, is a two-term governor of Washington State and a former congressman known for his environmental policies. He has made climate a centerpiece of his agenda, calling it our nation's number one priority.

Inslee proposed developing industries around this initiative, including building electric cars, installing wind turbines, and establishing solar energy sources across the nation.

Prior to serving as governor, Inslee was a member of the state House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992. After moving to the Puget Sound area, Inslee was again elected to Congress, where he represented Washington's 1st Congressional District from 1999 to 2012.