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Who is Trudi Inslee: 2020 candidate Jay Inslee’s wife

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee is running for president — and has said that one the greatest assets on every campaign he’s run over the past 30 years has been his wife of 46 years, Trudi Inslee.

Inslee and Trudi first met in the 1960s, where they both attended Seattle’s Ingraham high school, and quickly became inseparable, marrying in 1972 and raising their three now-adult sons on a farm in Eastern Washington.

Inslee cites Trudi’s support as one of the major driving forces behind his first run for elected office in 1989, a risky vote to pass an assault weapons ban which lost him his congressional seat in 1994, and now, his 2020 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Read more: Jay Inslee is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.

Trudi, who holds degrees in political science and sociology, has used her platform in the First Lady’s office to bring awareness to causes including gun violence and homelessness.

Here’s everything you need to know about the potential first couple and their storybook-like romance:

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