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  US Bazaar.com : Encyclopedia Pages : Christine Gregoire
Gregoire's election to the office in 2004 was notable for her historically slim margin of victory over Republican Dino Rossi, who had appeared to defeat Gregoire on election day and after a machine recount, until a constitutionally allowed hand recount of votes resulted in a reversal of the outcome in her favor.
Gregoire, born Christine O'Grady, was raised in Auburn, Washington by her mother, Sybil O. Jacob, who raised Gregoire alone after leaving an abusive marriage shortly after the future governor's birth.
Gregoire was also heavily involved in the lawsuit against the tobacco industry in the 1990s and won the state a $4.5 billion share of the settlement, including a $500 million bonus for her lead role.
encyclopedia.us-bazaar.com /?title=Christine_Gregoire   (1945 words)

 Governor Chris Gregoire | About Governor Gregoire
Facing a $2.2 billion budget shortfall, Governor Gregoire balanced the state's budget as she expanded health care coverage to more than 73,000 low-income children, led an effort to make government more efficient and accountable and introduced a plan to help struggling students graduate from high school.
Governor Gregoire's hard work in Olympia is an extension of her lifetime of service to the people of Washington state.
Prior to serving as governor, Gregoire served three terms as Attorney General - the first woman to be elected to the position in Washington.
www.governor.wa.gov /about   (552 words)

 HistoryLink Essay:Judge upholds election of Christine Gregoire in contested governor's race on June 6, 2005.
Gregoire holds office based on the first hand recount of a statewide election in state history which, in another first, reversed the lead Rossi held in earlier counts.
Gregoire, a popular three-term Attorney General, was expected to easily defeat Rossi, a relatively unknown real estate agent and former legislator, in the November 2, 2004, election.
Republicans proved that 754 felons voted in precincts that went heavily for Gregoire, and relied on testimony from statistical experts to argue that Bridges should deduct those votes from the candidates in proportion to the percent each received in the precinct where the illegal vote was cast.
www.historylink.org /essays/printer_friendly/index.cfm?file_id=7405   (1304 words)

 Christine Gregoire pushing for Cascadia? - Cascadians - tribe.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Gregoire laughed politely when the premier promoted her as a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, although comparisons with her look-alike Hillary Clinton may also be yesterday's bagels in her home state.
Gregoire insists her work outside the United States is an important duty for the governor of an international border state that depends more on foreign trade than any other.
Gregoire started last week with a news conference in which she announced she was bracing for the danger posed by North Korea's posturing and beginning response exercises with National Guard Gen. Timothy Lowenberg.
cascadians.tribe.net /thread/ceb2aa2a-af82-4296-98cd-e3abfae81711   (3328 words)

 Christine Gregoire at AllExperts
Gregoire's election to the office in 2004 was notable for her historically slim margin of victory over Republican Dino Rossi, who had appeared to defeat Gregoire twice until a constitutionally allowed third count of votes resulted in a controversial reversal of the outcome in her favor.
Gregoire, née Christine O'Grady, was raised in Auburn, Washington by her mother, Sybil O. Jacob, who raised Gregoire alone after leaving an abusive marriage shortly after the future governor's birth.
Christine Gregoire attended law school at Gonzaga University in Spokane, graduating in 1977, and went to work as an assistant attorney general in the office of state Attorney General Slade Gorton, a Republican.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/ch/christine_gregoire.htm   (2101 words)

 FORCES International - Norman Kjono's Corner - Christine Gregoire, Queen of Nicotine, Raises Campaign Cash
“Gregoire defended her out-of-state fundraising and said that the deluge of donations is a reflection of the national reputation she built during her three terms as attorney general.
Gregoire anti-tobacco displays its now-all-too-familiar “anti-mentality” behavior of “We’ve got ours, screw you on yours.” It seems that children and the poor were useful shills to promote anti-tobacco’s 10 percent of new cigarette tax revenue stream, but when the rubber hits the road to genuinely support those it used to promote new tobacco taxes Ms.
Gregoire’s indifference to promoting new taxes on products lawfully consumed by “Target Group” consumers in Washington is accounted for by her viewing target persons as part of a “River of Slime,” as so eloquently described by her tobacco task force’s co-chair, Dr. Jaffe.
www.forces.org /writers/kjono/files/gregoire-campaign.htm   (2430 words)

 Elections 2004 :: Christine Gregoire
Education: Gregoire graduated from Auburn High School, near Seattle, in 1965, and graduated from the University of Washington in 1969, with a teaching certificate and a bachelor’s degree in speech and sociology.
Key issues: Gregoire said jobs and the economy are a top priority, and she says she wants the state to have 250,000 new jobs within four years.
Gregoire said the state must fight for a bigger slice of the federal medical budget.
www.spokesmanreview.com /elections/2004/candidates/candidate.asp?ID=63   (417 words)

 Gregoire sworn in as Washington's governor - Text of Gov. Christine Gregoire's inauguration speech
Gregoire announced the formation of two commissions: The first on election reform, headed by Republican Secretary of State Sam Reed and the former Senate Democratic floor leader Betti Sheldon of Bremerton; the second would identify long-term funding for schools and colleges.
Gregoire also proposed a one billion dollar “Life Science Discovery Fund.” It would use money from the tobacco lawsuit settlement to finance research in curing diseases and improving farm crop yields.
Gregoire is up by 7,000 votes at the end of the night, with hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots yet to be counted.
www.citizenreviewonline.org /jan2005/12/inauguration.htm   (4208 words)

 HistoryLink Essay:Christine Gregoire wins nation's closest-ever governor's race after recounts and a court battle while ...
Christine Gregoire wins nation's closest-ever governor's race after recounts and a court battle while Washington voters re-elect Senator Patty Murray and favor John Kerry for president on November 2, 2004.
Gregoire led by about 7,000 votes on election night, but hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots remained to be counted.
Reed granted Gregoire a certificate of election, the State Legislature approved the election results, and Gregoire was sworn in as governor on January 12, 2005.
www.historylink.org /essays/printer_friendly/index.cfm?file_id=7336   (1492 words)

 Christine Gregoire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Democrat Christine Gregoire was officially declared Washington's new governor-elect this morning by Secretary of State Sam Reed.
Christine Gregoire announces new division for State Patrol to increase coordination and security efforts for state's ferries9 OLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire has a long record of successfully fighting polluters and...1 Christine Gregoire Attorney General is the legal counsel for state...2 Democrat Christine Gregoire asks federal government to add 14 counties to drought disaster area.
Christine Gregoire emerged as the winner by a 130-vote margin in Washington state's astonishingly close governor's race.4 Monday, May 9, 2005.
christine-gregoire.ralrea.info   (485 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Christine Gregoire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Gregoire's election to the office in 2004 was notable for her historically slim margin of victory over Republican Dino Rossi, who had actually appeared to defeat Gregoire until a second recount of votes reversed the outcome in her favor.
Gregoire was raised in Auburn, Washington, and graduated from the University of Washington and Gonzaga University Law School.
In the 2004 gubernatorial race, Gregoire was accused of racism when it was revealed that she belonged to an all-white sorority while at the University of Washington.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/christine_gregoire   (2130 words)

 New Dem of the Week: Christine Gregoire (printable version)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
When earlier this month, a judge upheld the election of Washington Governor Christine Gregoire and Republican opponent Dino Rossi ended his legal battle over the office, many from Washington state were relieved.
Among the legislation she signed into law that day was a bill that required greater public involvement in shaping the state's budget priorities, one calling for performance audits of state agencies and another that required the state Department of Labor and Industries to prepare financial statements on its industrial insurance funds at a higher standard.
Gregoire is thinking big though, and wants to make Washington the first state in the nation to tackle its problems from this data-driven angle.
www.dlc.org /print.cfm?contentid=253401   (569 words)

 Christine Gregoire - Demopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Christine Gregoire was elected Governor of the state of Washington for the Democratic Party
Gregoire chaired the board of directors for a new multi-state foundation, The Legacy Foundation, which was established and funded by the settlement to develop anti-smoking education programs nationwide.
Gregoire has been a leader in the effort to protect privacy and combat identity theft, one of the fastest growing consumer scams in the country.
demopedia.democraticunderground.com /index.php/Christine_Gregoire   (332 words)

 NFIB.com - Update from Governor Christine Gregoire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Gregoire on Friday signed into law the state's supplemental budget, fulfilling her promise to put aside money to pay for future needs.
Gregoire in Moses Lake on Thursday signed into law a measure she requested that will require 2 percent of diesel and gasoline sold in Washington to be comprised of alternative fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol.
Gregoire knows that children with early learning success are more likely to finish high school, more likely to go to college, less likely to be unemployed and less likely to commit crimes.
www.nfib.com /object/IO_27689.html   (1195 words)

 blog.kennypearce.net: Christine Gregoire, Legal Challenges, and I-601
Kevin Hamilton, the attorney for Democratic Governor (maybe) of Washington Christine Gregoire in the ongoing election battle, is quoted in today's New York Times stating that "imperfection is not enough to overturn an election." An astute observation.
Meanwhile, as the Washington Post reported earlier this month, Christine Gregoire is "governing as if she won by a landslide." This month, she is attacking one of the most important distinctive legal traditions of the state of Washington.
Gregoire signed the bill the same day it was passed; there seems to be some sort of "emergency clause" floating around).
blog.kennypearce.net /archives/000079.html   (345 words)

 State Attorney General Christine Gregoire speaks at the January 19, 1999 Olympia Kiwanis meeting
Christine said: "There is no question the average person will conclude the board should have known about the deplorable conditions and put a stop to it," Gregoire said.
Christine indicated that the recent settlement with the tobacco industry "makes me proud to be an attorney, proud to be a woman, a mother and wife." She lives here in Olympia with her husband and two daughters.
Gregoire cited the story of the Olympic runner in 5th century BC who ran 26 miles to Athens after he had run 100 miles beforehand.
lbloom.net /okgregoire99119.html   (2098 words)

 The Seattle Times: Editorials & Opinion: Gov. Christine Gregoire
Democrat Christine Gregoire has little time for festivities after she is sworn in today as Washington's new governor.
If Gregoire is to be successful, she should work to prevent the Democrat-controlled House and Senate from going too far in pursuing a narrow Democratic agenda.
Assuming this election sticks, Gregoire has the tenacity and command of the issues to lead us out of the election gloom and doubt and bring positive direction to a state that is looking for leadership.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/editorialsopinion/2002148317_greged12.html   (706 words)

 FORCES International - Norman Kjono's Corner - A Progressive Queen of Nicotine?
Gregoire’s political rise was fueled in large part by aggressively implementing a corporate special-interest “Anti-Mentality” agenda, the War on Tobacco.
Considering Gregoire’s legacy of a 10 percent reduction in Democrat votes for a new Attorney General (-128,923 vs. 1,292,887 votes cast in 2000), despite an increase of 423,314 votes for that office, it seems that Democrats should be praying with uncommon fervor that Gregoire fails to win election as Governor.
Considering that Democrat Gregoire has a Democrat house and senate to work with the 2005 political agenda will be uniquely and indisputably Democrat under the leadership of Christine Gregoire, should she sustain her narrowest-of-margins election win.
www.forces.org /writers/kjono/files/progressive.htm   (3124 words)

 USATODAY.com - Judge upholds Washington governor's election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A judge Monday upheld Democrat Christine Gregoire's victory in last fall's governor's election, and defeated GOP candidate Dino Rossi said he would not appeal — ending the legal fight over the closest gubernatorial election in U.S. history.
Gregoire, who has held office for five months under a cloud of uncertainty, said she burst into tears upon learning of the judge's decision.
In a hand recount completed in late December, Gregoire was pronounced the winner by 129 votes — the smallest margin of victory in percentage terms of any statewide election in the nation's history.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-06-06-washington-governor_x.htm   (883 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Two sides rally on eve of inaugural
ELLEN M. Marge Penn of Olympia yells her support yesterday for Democrat Christine Gregoire in a street near the Capitol as Republicans were yelling for a revote.
Shortly afterward, Gregoire cleared the last barrier to being sworn in as governor today when lawmakers, after a lengthy floor debate, certified her as the winner of the election.
Gregoire supporters and opponents gathered outside the Capitol in Olympia as the Legislature certified her as governor.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2002148486_leg12m.html   (1022 words)

 Christine Gregoire - dKosopedia
Gregoire was the Attorney General from 1992 to 2004.
Gregoire's endorsements as listed on the Seattle PI/League of Women Voters profile outnumbers Rossi's, though there is only one endorsement from an environmental organization (Washington Conservation Voters).
Gregoire received the endoresement of SEIU local 775 long-term health care union and their website states that Gregoire "spearheaded the campaign to hold the tobacco industry accountable and reduce public health costs.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Christine_Gregoire   (285 words)

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