Republican Rob McKenna conceded the race for governor on Friday night, making Democrat Jay Inslee the next governor-elect of Washington state.
McKenna thanked his supporters in a video, acknowledging that it was a “very disappointing result.” McKenna said what he does next is “up in the air,” but he plans to stay involved in his community and working for education reform.
Here’s the full video McKenna released to his supporters:
Shortly after McKenna’s announcement, Inslee delivered a victory speech in Seattle. Inslee said he received a call from McKenna in which he “very graciously congratulated me.”
“I’m going to get up every single morning the next four years doing everything I possibly can to help improve the economy and people’s lives in this state,” Inslee said.
NWCN has video of Inslee’s speech: