Gary Locke

Gary Locke DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Gary LockeDEMDemocrat American politician
73
Years of Age
19
Years of Experience
WAResidence (state)

Gary Faye Locke (born January 21, 1950) is an American politician and diplomat serving as the interim president of Bellevue College, the largest of the institutions that make up the Washington Community and Technical Colleges system. Locke served as the 21st governor of Washington (1997–2005), the 5th King County Executive (1994–1997), the 10th United States ambassador to China (2011–2014), and the United States Secretary of Commerce (2009–2011). Locke is the first Chinese American governor as well as the first Asian American governor in the continental United States. He was also the first Chinese American to serve as U.S. ambassador to China.

Education7 - 7 of 5
Boston University School of Law
Boston University
Yale University
Franklin High School
Jonathan Edwards College
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
United States Secretary of Commerce
2009 - 2011
Governor
State of Washington
1997 - 2004
Representative
Washington State House
1983 - 1993
Chief Executive
King County
1993
Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
Advisory Board Member
Northwest Women's Law Center
1985 - 1992
King County Board Member
Planned Parenthood of Seattle
1989 - 1992
Board Member
Asian Counseling and Referral Center
1984 - 1988
Board Member
Seattle Art Museum, Committee for Cultural Diversity
Board Member
United Way
Honorary Board Member
Northwest AIDS Foundation