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Congressman Jay Inslee Endorses Vickie Ybarra for State Rep

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YAKIMA, Wash-- Congressmen Jay Inslee spoke to a crowd of about 30 people for candidate Vickie Ybarra, who's running for the position Inslee once held, State Representative Position 1 District 14. 

He shared his excitement for the upcoming election at Cascade Wine Company in downtown Yakima Thursday night. He's said with this election we have the chance to change the course of this state and the entire country. Inslee started his political career in Selah and served the Yakima Valley for six years. 

Having served himself he sees the need for strong leadership coming out of the valley.

"We've got some great leadership opportunities here in Yakima. You know we can send both parties to Olympia. One Republican, one Democrat. Vickie Ybarra's a great candidate, very excited to help her out," said Inslee.

Inslee also took the opportunity to say he's excited about Senator Obama's proposal for a clean energy economy. A known environmental advocate Inslee is rumored to be one of the candidates for Secretary of the Interior, should Senator Obama win the presidential election.