Clinton/Gore '96

October 3, 1996


WASHINGTON -- The Clinton/Gore ‘96 Campaign today announced the addition of Gary Locke as Honorary Campaign Chair. Mr. Locke is currently Chief Executive of King County, Washington, and Democratic candidate for Governor of Washington.

"We are honored to have Gary Locke joining the campaign as an honorary chair," Clinton/Gore Campaign Manager Peter S. Knight said. "His impressive record of public service will make him a valued member of the Clinton/Gore team."

Locke has a distinguished career in public service. Prior to his election as Chief Executive, he served 11 years in the Washington state legislature, including five as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Locke has championed education, public safety, economic development, environmental and government reform issues. His accomplishments include increasing financial aid and the availability of computers for students; passing training, transportation and utilities initiatives to strengthen growth; toughening laws against violent offenders and burglars; and streamlining state government.

Prior to his work in the legislature, Locke was a deputy prosecutor in King County and has been an attorney and community affairs manager for US West.

Locke’s addition coincides with the official announcement of the Clinton/Gore ‘96 Asian Pacific American National Governing Council. The National Governing Council will mobilize Asian Pacific American voters across the country in support of the reelection of President Clinton and Vice President Gore.

Locke joins Terence R. McAuliffe, National Finance Chairman of Clinton/Gore ‘96; Alma Arrington Brown, who is Vice President of Community Affairs at Chevy Chase Bank Corporation; David Pryor, who is U.S. Senator from Arkansas; Roy Romer, who is Governor of Colorado; Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas; Linda Chavez-Thompson, who is Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO; and John Lewis, who is U.S. Congressman from Georgia, as Honorary Campaign Chairs.


Paid for by Clinton/Gore ’96 General Election Committee, Inc.