Inslee Makes First Stops in New Hampshire in 2020 Bid

Mar 17, 2019

Inslee spoke with voters at a house party in Bedford Saturday morning.
Credit Dan Tuohy / NHPR

Jay Inslee, the Democratic governor of Washington, made stops in Bedford, Exeter and Durham Saturday.

The visit was Inslee's first to New Hampshire since he launched his 2020 campaign earlier this month.

His platform centers primarily on addressing climate change, an issue he stressed with voters at a house party Saturday morning.

“We have exactly one chance left to defeat climate change, and that’s during the next administration,” Inslee said. “When (we) have one chance at survival, we ought to take it.”

He said stronger environmental policies will encourage private investment, growing the renewable energy industry and creating jobs across the country.   

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee answers questions March 16, 2019 at a house party in Bedford.
Credit Dan Tuohy / NHPR

Outside of climate policy, he emphasized his accomplishments in Washington State, including investments in infrastructure, public education, and paid family and medical leave.