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Dow Constantine



Modernizing regulations to support thriving wineries and breweries while protecting the environment and rural communities
Executive Constantine proposed legislation that will modernize regulations to support the region’s wineries, breweries, and distilleries while protecting the environment and rural integrity of unincorporated King County.


King County increased the pet adoption rate by a record 20 percent in a single year
Regional Animal Services of King County – which has dramatically increased the pet-save rate in recent years – set a new record for adoptions last year, delivering on Executive Constantine’s commitment to transform humane animal care.


Executive Constantine appoints experienced tech executive to lead King County’s award-winning information technology team
After a nationwide search, Executive Constantine selected a former senior Amazon manager to lead King County’s Department of Information Technology, recognized last year as the Best IT County in the Nation.


Popular transit-to-trails program returns with new service in Seattle connecting to more hiking destinations
A popular public-private partnership that provides direct transit service to trailheads in the Issaquah Alps will return April 21 with expanded service from Seattle to more hiking destinations. On May 19, a second transit service to Mount Si and Mount Teneriffe near North Bend will start at Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Link light rail station.


Executive Constantine at State of the County: 'We are not only embracing change. We are leading it'
In his annual State of the County address, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a series of changes and reforms to increase services and make regional government work better for the 2.2 million residents of King County.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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