King County Executive
Inquest ordered into the fatal shooting of Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens by King County Sheriff’s deputies
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Mi’Chance Deshon Dunlap-Gittens by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Jan. 27, 2017. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty.
Executive on Senate's education funding proposal: This plan would result in more kids who can't go to school because they are sick
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in response to the state Senate’s proposed operating budget.
Inquest ordered into the fatal shooting of Patrick Reddeck by Kent police officers
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Patrick Reddeck on Oct. 16, 2016 by Kent police officers. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty.
State of the County: Executive Constantine announces focus on healthy aging, new reception centers for youth
King County Executive Dow Constantine, in his annual State of the County address, announced plans for two new short-stay centers for youth in crisis, and a new focus on serving the needs of the region’s growing population of seniors. Executive Constantine also outlined progress on transportation, human services and environmental protection.
Executive on President Trump’s proposed budget: An assault on the environment, economy and mobility of King County
President Trump’s $1.07 trillion budget request released today proposes significant cuts to federal programs funding King County transit, human services, public health and other critical services. King County departments are continuing to calibrate the impacts of the Trump budget on our 2.1 million residents as the White House prepares a more detailed budget expected in early May.
ACA replacement proposal undermines health coverage gains in King County, puts public’s health at risk
Policy experts at Public Health – Seattle & King County determined House Speaker Paul Ryan's proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act would endanger health care coverage for more than 200,000 county residents; increase out of pocket costs for low-income individuals; revoke coverage for mental health and substance-use disorder treatment; and erode the County’s ability to respond to disease outbreaks.
Dramatically increasing access for kids and families to experience local art, science and cultural heritage
An initiative announced by Executive Constantine will dramatically increase equity and access for kids and families to experience local art, science and culture heritage throughout King County, with a particular focus on underserved populations.
Executive on the passing of Rep. Helen Sommers: The state has lost a leader, and generations of state leaders have lost a mentor
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following tribute honoring former state Rep. Helen Sommers.
Executive Constantine on new travel ban: In King County, we are taking a much different path
King County Executive Dow Constantine today released the following statement in response to President Trump's executive order that restricts travel to the United States from six predominately Muslim nations.
Proposed sale of Convention Place Station: more funds for transit improvements, big boost for regional economic development
King County Executive Dow Constantine sent legislation to the King County Council to sell Metro’s Convention Place Station to the Washington State Convention Center for a total of $275 million. The funds would support Metro’s bus services and capital improvements. The agreement also includes additional funding towards affordable housing and a fund for art.
New report charts course to zero-emission, carbon-neutral King County Metro bus fleet
As part of his commitment to replace the current bus fleet with clean vehicles, King County Executive Dow Constantine released a report detailing how King County Metro Transit can transition to a completely zero-emission bus fleet as early as 2034.
Executive Constantine to Congress: We stand with Planned Parenthood to protect progress on women’s health
Public Health – Seattle and King County and Planned Parenthood announced significant progress in reducing the number of teen pregnancies and rate of uninsured women of reproductive age. King County Executive Dow Constantine pledged to work with Planned Parenthood and other health care partners to ensure the county’s most vulnerable women maintain access to family planning services.
King County posts record transit ridership in year of bus and train expansion
Transit ridership across King County Metro and Sound Transit climbed to its highest levels ever, totaling about 150 million rides in the King County area in 2016. The Seattle area leads the nation in ridership growth compared to the largest metro areas in the U.S. Strong ridership between Metro and Sound Transit highlights significant progress on King County Executive Dow Constantine’s priority of integrating the region’s transit network.
Executive Constantine releases statement on state Supreme Court ruling
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the state Supreme Court ruling State of Washington v. Arlene's Flowers
Executive Constantine announces rapid response services to protect immigrants and refugees in King County
Executive Constantine and members of the King County Council today announced action that will provide rapid response services to protect immigrants and refugees amid rising fear. The one-time funding would establish a legal defense fund that will help residents navigate the naturalization process and support community organizations on the frontlines of immigrant rights and education.
King County Executive, Sheriff, Council applaud House vote allowing law enforcement and firefighters to hire legal permanent residents
The state House of Representatives today passed a measure allowing local and state law enforcement and firefighters to hire legal permanent residents. The measure was proposed by King County Sheriff John Urquhart, sponsored by Representative Drew Stokesbary, and supported by King County Executive Dow Constantine and the Metropolitan King County Council.
Metro, SDOT expand late-night bus service for workers, travelers and nightlife denizens
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced legislation Tuesday to expand and improve late-night bus service in the City of Seattle. The proposal, which Executive Constantine submitted to the King County Council, meets the demand for transit from late-night and early-morning workers, as well as those enjoying nightlife and traveling off-hours to the airport.
King County among the first in the nation to achieve a global milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS
King County is one of the first counties in the United States to reach a major milestone set by the World Health Organization to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Public Health – Seattle & King County achieved the goal three years ahead of schedule. Health officials celebrated the achievement but warn against complacency.
Executive on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision: Today's ruling heartens all who believe in the rule of law
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in regard to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on the Trump administration's travel ban.
Executive on U.S. District Court ruling on immigration ban: Washington State leads the resistance to this new regime
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the U.S. District Court order on President Trump's immigration ban.