Bryant Clearly Best Prepared to Lead Washington

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jason Roe (202) 374-2424

Bryant Clearly Best Prepared to Lead Washington
Inslee Fails to Justify Four Years of Failure as Governor

(Spokane, Wash.) - Today, Bill Bryant clearly demonstrated why he is best prepared to be the next Governor after Jay Inslee’s anemic defense of his four years of incompetent leadership of the Evergreen State. Inslee’s first term has been marred by scandals, broken promises, and failures.

  • The state has gone from 19th worst unemployment in the nation to 10th
  • More than 3,000 convicted criminals were released early, resulting in at least two deaths
  • 185 psychiatric patients escaped the state’s largest mental hospital, dozens of them still at large
  • Homelessness in King County has increased 42%
  • Prison inmates were collecting unemployment – paid for by Washington taxpayers
  • Inslee broke his pledge not to support any tax increases and proposed $1 billion in increases, even as state revenues were up 15%
  • Inslee has failed to put forward a plan to forward fund education under the McCleary decision, even as 25% of our kids are dropping out of high school
  • Traffic congestion has gotten worse, with Seattle now the 4th worst in the nation

Bill Bryant put forward a clear, thoughtful, program for Washington – with no secret sauce. Bryant will put experienced, competent leaders in charge of state agencies, hold them accountable, and even more important – take responsibility. Something Jay Inslee has failed to do. As Governor, Bill Bryant will not make excuses but use his experience solving problems, creating jobs, and leading our state forward.

Bill Bryant is a lifelong Washingtonian. He’s built a company that operates on both sides of the mountains. Bill is chairman of BCI: a firm that helps farmers and agricultural companies export their crops. He is recognized as an innovative local government leader, a conservationist, and is the Republican candidate for governor. 


Matthew Donnellan