Executive-Suite Confidential With Dow Constantine, King County Executive
The King County executive shares his Seattle roots, favorite Seattle spots and more
August 26, 2019By Seattle Business Magazine
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.
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.
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.