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Bill Bryant is an American politician from the state of Washington. A Republican, he served on the Seattle Port Commission from 2008 to 2015.[1] In the 2016 Washington gubernatorial election, he received the Republican Party nomination for governor, losing to incumbent Democrat Jay Inslee.[2]

Bill Bryant
Personal details
Born1957 (age 61–62)
Morton, Washington, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationGeorgetown University (BS)


Early life and educationEdit

Bryant was born in Morton, Washington, and attended Capital High School in Olympia.[3][4] He earned a degree in trade and diplomacy from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.[4][5]

Political careerEdit

Bryant was elected to the Port of Seattle Commission in 2007, narrowly defeating incumbent Alec Fisken.[6]

Gubernatorial campaignEdit

On May 14, 2015, Bryant announced his gubernatorial campaign in the 2016 election, running as a Republican. He has made reduction of traffic congestion and traffic noise on the 520 bridge as major goals of his campaign.[7] On November 8, 2016, Bryant lost the election to incumbent Jay Inslee, receiving 45.6% of the vote to Inslee's 54.4%.[8]


  1. ^ "Bill Bryant". Port of Seattle. Archived from the original on 2015-12-07.
  2. ^ Murray, Vance advance to general election for U.S. Senate; Inslee, Bryant move on in race for governor, Associated Press, August 2, 2016 – via KCPQ television
  3. ^ "Governor Candidate Bill Bryant to Speak at Lincoln Day Dinner in Chehalis", The Chronicle, Centralia, Washington, February 22, 2016
  4. ^ a b Speaker program: Bill Bryant, Rotary Club of Bellevue, March 11, 2016, retrieved 2016-08-18
  5. ^ Jim Camden (July 4, 2016), "Bill Bryant faces major obstacles in bid to replace Washington Gov. Jay Inslee", Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Washington
  6. ^ Young, Bob (November 20, 2007). "Fisken concedes defeat in Port Commission race". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  7. ^ Brunner, Jim (May 14, 2015). "Port Commissioner Bill Bryant announces run for governor". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "November 8, 2016 General Election Results". Washington Secretary of State. Retrieved December 3, 2016.

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Rob McKenna
Republican nominee for Governor of Washington
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