Dow's Issues

Building on his strong record as a reformer unafraid of taking the lead on tough issues, Dow Constantine is running for King County Executive to bring needed change to a government that has become too bureaucratic and is no longer able to provide the critical services expected by KingCounty residents.

The only candidate who represents suburban cities, rural areas and Seattle neighborhoods, Dow will unify our county—not rely on worn out political divisions that pit regions of our county against each other for short term political gain. He has a track record of working across geographical boundaries and partisan divides to zero in on effective solutions to the problems we face as a region.


A Champion for Jobs and a Diverse Economy

The son of a school teacher and grandson of a union sawmill worker, Dow is a champion for middle class families, small business, and emerging technologies. Dow will make the county a partner in economic development— putting the focus on strengthening our neighborhoods and suburban communities and on assisting small business.
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A Leader in Environmental Protection

Dow got his start in politics fighting to save vanishing green space in West Seattle. While others claim environmental leadership, Dow has delivered—taking on tough fights to protect sensitive shoreline habitat on the Puget Sound from multi-national mining operations, fixing land use regulations to protect salmon habitat and open space as well property owners, and authoring the state’s first climate change legislation.
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Transportation for the 21st Century

Dow has been a true regional leader on transportation issues, helping lead the process that will build over 30 miles of light rail, expanded bus service and new commuter rail. Dow voted for billions in needed road and freeway investments—keeping our regional economy—and the people who live here—moving forward.
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Positive, Focused Reform

In the legislature and on the Council, Dow has always asked the tough questions and been willing to challenge entrenched systems—including authoring important performance measures legislation that has made county government more efficient and transparent.
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Human Rights

In the Legislature and on the County Council Dow has long fought for equal rights for all people.
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Animal Welfare

Dow is a longtime and effective advocate for the welfare of animals.
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Customer Service in King County

As a councilmember and state legislator, I’ve always focused on providing timely and responsive customer service to my constituents. I never forget that they elected me to serve their needs.
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