Executive-Suite Confidential With Dow Constantine, King County Executive

The King County executive shares his Seattle roots, favorite Seattle spots and more
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Deep Roots
My great grandparents came to the Puget Sound region just after the turn of the last century, settling in Everett to work in the mills. I grew up here in West Seattle.

Favorite Haunt
For one, Alki, where I had my first job (Spud Fish & Chips), spent my last night of high school and where I asked my wife to marry me.

Ski Bum
I taught skiing at Alpental for several years and put myself through college at the University of Washington bartending all over town. I was also a DJ at college-radio station KCMU (now KEXP).

King County has an $11.6 billion, two-year budget and employs some 15,000 people.

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