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Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Rob Mckenna, European 9-Ball Pool Masters 1994 (L16)
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: propoolinfo
Rob McKenna vs Alan Rolon, World 9-Ball Championship 2003 (GS)
Rob McKenna vs Alan Rolon, World 9-Ball Championship 2003 (GS)
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: propoolinfo
Former Washington AG Rob McKenna on court
Former Washington AG Rob McKenna on court's travel ban ruling
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Q13 FOX
Rob McKenna - You Know Me
Rob McKenna - You Know Me
Published: 2012/11/07
Channel: DMSC
Gangnam Style Rob McKenna at Korean Day강남스타일(Seattle Washington State Korean Association)
Gangnam Style Rob McKenna at Korean Day강남스타일(Seattle Washington State Korean Association)
Published: 2012/10/09
Channel: seattleka
Zillow Speaker Series: Rob McKenna
Zillow Speaker Series: Rob McKenna
Published: 2012/06/11
Channel: Zillow
Rob McKenna - Holistic Leadership Development: Seeing and Preparing Leaders for the Journey Ahead
Rob McKenna - Holistic Leadership Development: Seeing and Preparing Leaders for the Journey Ahead
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: Seattle Pacific University
Mika Immonen vs Rob McKenna, World 9-Ball Championship 2003 (GS)
Mika Immonen vs Rob McKenna, World 9-Ball Championship 2003 (GS)
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: propoolinfo
Rob McKenna on public records lawsuits
Rob McKenna on public records lawsuits
Published: 2012/02/03
Channel: KING 5
Rob McKenna Interview | KCTS 9 CONNECTS
Rob McKenna Interview | KCTS 9 CONNECTS
Published: 2011/11/09
Channel: KCTS9
Dr. Rob McKenna - The Most Powerful Guild in Corporate America You Have Never Heard Of
Dr. Rob McKenna - The Most Powerful Guild in Corporate America You Have Never Heard Of
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: Seattle Pacific University
Rob McKenna  -  "Politics: Why You Should Care"
Rob McKenna - "Politics: Why You Should Care"
Published: 2016/02/29
Channel: AGC of Washington
Rob McKenna talks with the Puget Sound Business Journal
Rob McKenna talks with the Puget Sound Business Journal
Published: 2012/10/26
Channel: PSBJvideo
Kang Nam Style 싸이 강남스타일 ,시애틀한인회,Rob Mckenna
Kang Nam Style 싸이 강남스타일 ,시애틀한인회,Rob Mckenna
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: 김은주
Rob McKenna vs George San Souci, World 9-Ball Championship 2001 (GS)
Rob McKenna vs George San Souci, World 9-Ball Championship 2001 (GS)
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: propoolinfo
Rob McKenna on Healthcare and Running for Governor | KCTS 9 CONNECTS
Rob McKenna on Healthcare and Running for Governor | KCTS 9 CONNECTS
Published: 2011/02/05
Channel: KCTS9
#YWHangout with Rob McKenna
#YWHangout with Rob McKenna
Published: 2012/10/06
Channel: Firesteel
WHAMA Monthly Meeting - August 24th - Guest: Rob McKenna - TeViOnline.com
WHAMA Monthly Meeting - August 24th - Guest: Rob McKenna - TeViOnline.com
Published: 2011/08/30
Channel: tevionline1
Mika Immonen vs Rob McKenna 1/3 - 9-Ball World Championship 2003 - Day 3
Mika Immonen vs Rob McKenna 1/3 - 9-Ball World Championship 2003 - Day 3
Published: 2010/10/22
Channel: TheFriesel
Rob McKenna and Slade Gorton on Repeal of Obamacare
Rob McKenna and Slade Gorton on Repeal of Obamacare
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: State of Reform
An interview with Prof Rob McKenna
An interview with Prof Rob McKenna
Published: 2013/06/06
Channel: Joel Dunning
Rob McKenna
Rob McKenna
Published: 2010/12/23
Channel: Northwest Harvest
Rob McKenna - Not A Governor
Rob McKenna - Not A Governor
Published: 2012/11/07
Channel: DMSC
Epic Character  Rob McKenna; or 97 Tumbld Genders
Epic Character Rob McKenna; or 97 Tumbld Genders
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: Dolphin Radio
Rob McKenna endorses Elizabeth Scott
Rob McKenna endorses Elizabeth Scott
Published: 2010/06/08
Channel: ElizabethForUs
Ultra MMA | Durham | Rob Mckenna VS Jonny Potts
Ultra MMA | Durham | Rob Mckenna VS Jonny Potts
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: Ultra-MMA
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna on The Bob Rivers Show
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna on The Bob Rivers Show
Published: 2009/04/21
Channel: BobRiversShow
Rob McKenna & Governor Chris Christie
Rob McKenna & Governor Chris Christie
Published: 2012/08/10
Channel: William Riley
Washington AG Rob McKenna goes after new Facebook scam
Washington AG Rob McKenna goes after new Facebook scam
Published: 2012/01/26
Channel: JohnCookVideos
Rob McKenna talks about the race
Rob McKenna talks about the race
Published: 2012/09/28
Channel: The Columbian
Rob McKenna - Families First
Rob McKenna - Families First
Published: 2008/10/19
Channel: Republican State Leadership Committee
Rob McKenna, Keynote Speaker, Many Lights Fall Fundraiser 2014
Rob McKenna, Keynote Speaker, Many Lights Fall Fundraiser 2014
Published: 2016/11/22
Channel: Many Lights Foundation
Rob McKenna vs Corey Deuel, World 9-Ball Championship 2000 (GS)
Rob McKenna vs Corey Deuel, World 9-Ball Championship 2000 (GS)
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: propoolinfo
"A Day in the Park" - Rob McKenna TV ad
"A Day in the Park" - Rob McKenna TV ad
Published: 2008/10/15
Channel: robmckenna08
Murry-Obama Truth Rally... Rob McKenna
Murry-Obama Truth Rally... Rob McKenna
Published: 2010/08/17
Channel: TeaPartyCharlie
Tough Times: Attorney General Rob McKenna
Tough Times: Attorney General Rob McKenna
Published: 2009/06/20
Channel: KCTS9
Rob Mckenna Video Clip
Rob Mckenna Video Clip
Published: 2016/09/20
Channel: Glenda Sinclair
Washington State Attorney General Rob Mckenna on Gang Violence
Washington State Attorney General Rob Mckenna on Gang Violence
Published: 2009/08/21
Channel: HARRINGTONVIDEO
Part 3 - 072310 CSRIA Business Meeting with Attorney General Rob McKenna
Part 3 - 072310 CSRIA Business Meeting with Attorney General Rob McKenna
Published: 2010/07/26
Channel: Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association
C4EJ Co Chairs - Attorney General Rob McKenna and Salvador Mungia
C4EJ Co Chairs - Attorney General Rob McKenna and Salvador Mungia
Published: 2011/10/15
Channel: OlallieLake
Rob McKenna vs Alan Rolon 2/2 - 9-Ball World Championship 2003 - Day 4
Rob McKenna vs Alan Rolon 2/2 - 9-Ball World Championship 2003 - Day 4
Published: 2010/11/01
Channel: TheFriesel
Dr. Rob McKenna
Dr. Rob McKenna's FMC WiLD LEADERS INC. Update
Published: 2017/10/20
Channel: WiLD LEADERS INC.
09 EBS rob mckenna
09 EBS rob mckenna
Published: 2009/06/24
Channel: evergreenboysstate
Attorney General Rob McKenna on Lean in government
Attorney General Rob McKenna on Lean in government
Published: 2011/06/17
Channel: FastCap
Rob McKenna vs Alan Rolon 1/2 - 9-Ball World Championship 2003 - Day 4
Rob McKenna vs Alan Rolon 1/2 - 9-Ball World Championship 2003 - Day 4
Published: 2010/10/31
Channel: TheFriesel
Rob McKenna: Get Involved in Barbara Bailey
Rob McKenna: Get Involved in Barbara Bailey's Campaign
Published: 2012/06/13
Channel: Barbara Bailey
Rob McKenna - Rotary Club of Olympia - August 1, 2011 - part 1 of 3
Rob McKenna - Rotary Club of Olympia - August 1, 2011 - part 1 of 3
Published: 2011/08/06
Channel: OlympiaRotary
Press Conference - Rob McKenna & the Reproductive Parity Act
Press Conference - Rob McKenna & the Reproductive Parity Act
Published: 2012/04/27
Channel: Washington State Democratic Party
Kang Nam Style,Rob Mckenna 강남스타일-시애틀한인회,세계한인의날
Kang Nam Style,Rob Mckenna 강남스타일-시애틀한인회,세계한인의날
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: 김은주
AG Rob McKenna and Dara Torres
AG Rob McKenna and Dara Torres
Published: 2010/04/10
Channel: CenturyCouncil
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Rob McKenna
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17th Attorney General of Washington
In office
January 12, 2005 – January 16, 2013
Governor Christine Gregoire
Preceded by Christine Gregoire
Succeeded by Bob Ferguson
Personal details
Born Robert Marion McKenna
(1962-10-01) October 1, 1962 (age 55)
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Children 4
Alma mater University of Washington,
Seattle

University of Chicago

Robert Marion "Rob" McKenna (born October 1, 1962)[1] is the former Republican Attorney General of Washington. He was elected in November 2004 for a term beginning in January 2005. He won re-election in November 2008 with over 59 percent statewide. He was the Republican nominee for Governor of Washington in 2012.

McKenna is an Eagle Scout, was student body president at the University of Washington, and attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he was on the law review.[2]

Early life, education, and early law career[edit]

McKenna was born in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the son of Bonnie Jean (née Olson) and Robert Elliott McKenna, an Army officer.[2][3][4][5] His ancestry includes Irish, Norwegian, and German.[6] He grew up at posts in Germany, Bangkok (where he attended the International School Bangkok), San Francisco and Kansas before his family settled in Bellevue, Washington when he was 14.[3][7]

He graduated from Sammamish High School in Bellevue in 1980.[3] He earned two bachelor's degrees, in Economics and International Studies, from the University of Washington and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was student body president in 1984–85.[7] He received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1988.[7]

After graduating from law school, McKenna worked as an attorney at the law firm of Perkins Coie, one of the 50 largest firms in the country, where he practiced mainly business and regulatory law from June 1988 to January 1996.[3]

Early political career[edit]

He was elected to the Metropolitan King County Council in November 1995, took office in January 1996, and was re-elected in 1999 and 2003.[4] As councilman, he represented Bellevue, Mercer Island, Kirkland, Newcastle, and much of Renton.[7] His re-elections were without opposition and he was twice rated "Outstanding" by the Municipal League.

He also served as co-chair of the Campaign for Equal Justice.[8]

Attorney General[edit]

As Washington's 17th Attorney General, McKenna managed the largest public law office in the state with approximately 1,150 employees and offices in 13 cities statewide: Bellingham, Port Angeles, Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Wenatchee, Spokane, Yakima, Kennewick, Vancouver, Tumwater, and Pullman. The Washington Attorney General's Office serves over 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges, and universities, as well as the Governor and Legislature.[9] As Attorney General, McKenna made the protection of consumers and businesses, the improvement of community safety and the advancement of open government his chief priorities.[10] He also argued before the U.S. Supreme Court three times to defend Washington state laws from challenges, and won each time.

2004 election[edit]

McKenna based his 2004 campaign for the office of Attorney General around three areas of protection he promised to bring to Washingtonians: protection of the safety of families by fighting crimes such as identity theft, internet fraud, and child pornography, and supporting local police, sheriffs, and prosecutors; protection of rights by controlling regulation and supporting the public's right to know what the government is doing; and protection of pocketbooks by counseling state agencies to avoid costly trial and litigation, bringing reform in the matter of reducing what some see as unfair burdens placed on doctors, hospitals, and other professionals.[3]

McKenna developed broad-based alliances to win the election, attracting the support of prosecutors, police chiefs and sheriffs, along with farm and business leaders one at a time and then leveraging those endorsements into broader support. He also built nontraditional alliances with tribal leaders, public safety unions, firefighters and other moderates in both parties.[7] He defeated political novice Mike Vaska, a private attorney from Issaquah, in the Republican primary for state Attorney General, with approximately 70 percent of the vote. He defeated former Insurance Commissioner and Democratic Senate candidate Deborah Senn in the November General election and was one of just a few Republicans to win statewide office in 2004.[7]

First term[edit]

In his first year as Attorney General, McKenna founded "Operation: Allied Against Meth", a program designed to reduce the drug's manufacture and use in Washington.[2] The initiative included an increase in the law enforcement and prosecution personnel dedicated to cracking down on methamphetamine-related crimes, a statewide educational program to help prevent the use of the drug, and a legislative alliance devoted to improving Washington's meth problem. Since the initiative began, deaths from methamphetamine use in Washington have fallen by a third, while the incidence of driving under the influence of meth decreased by over 25 percent.[11]

During his inaugural term, he created Washington's Law Enforcement Group against Identity Theft (LEGIT), and was subsequently named as one of Security Magazine's 25 most influential people in security.[12] He was also active in the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during his first term, co-chairing both the Financial Practices Committee and the Tobacco Committee during his first term. Acting in this capacity, he helped lead cases against subprime lenders that resulted in the largest settlements in the history of American consumer protection lawsuits.[2]

2008 election[edit]

McKenna kicked off his 2008 campaign in November 2007. He received the support of two Democrats, State Auditor Brian Sonntag and Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Janice Ellis.[13] He defeated Pierce County executive John Ladenburg in the 2008 election with over 59 percent of the vote.[14]

Second term[edit]

In his second term, McKenna continued to be active in the National Association of Attorneys General, serving as co-chair on various committees and receiving the NAAG's Distinguished Service Award before becoming Vice-President of the organization in 2009. In 2010, he was elected President of NAAG, and assumed the office on June 22, 2011. He launched his Presidential Initiative, a program called "Pillars of Hope" aimed at reducing human trafficking in the US, in Chicago on the following day.[15]

On March 22, 2010 McKenna announced that he was joining a multi-state challenge to the constitutionality of a health care overhaul bill passed by US Congress and signed by President Obama.[16] The ongoing legal battle grew into a 26 state coalition of plaintiffs, including McKenna, who maintained his original motivation to see the provision for mandatory purchase of private individual health-insurance plans by 2014 struck down for being unconstitutional.[17] McKenna differed from his co-plaintiffs by supporting the law's several provisions pertaining to patient protection; the other opponents wanted the entire law scrapped.

McKenna decided against defending the Washington State Department of Public Lands in a Superior Court appeal, effectively allowing the Okanogan County PUD to condemn an easement across state trust land. On June 21, 2010 Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark filed a petition with the State Supreme Court asking the Attorney General to represent the agency and the State.[18]

2012 gubernatorial election[edit]

In June 2011, McKenna announced that he would run for Governor of Washington. He said "We deserve a governor who will bring us a leaner, better-run state government that doesn't demand endless tax increases before it delivers results to its bosses, you the taxpayers."[19]

Polling[when?] placed McKenna and his opponent Jay Inslee neck and neck. Inslee defeated McKenna, winning just over 51% of the vote. McKenna won 31 of 39 counties, with many of his greatest margins in Washington's most rural areas.[20] Inslee won 63% of the vote in King County, Washington's largest, which proved decisive.[21][22]

Political positions[edit]

Tax policy[edit]

McKenna has, on several occasions, defended the "2/3 rule" requiring a two-third vote before any tax increases. He opposed I-1098, a ballot initiative to impose state income taxes on households earning more than $400,000. He supports increasing the Business & Occupation (B&O) tax credit to $4,800 per year for small businesses in all categories. McKenna has proposed requiring out-of-state businesses that sell into Washington (including online and mail-order companies) to pay state taxes, even if they lack a physical presence there.

Education[edit]

McKenna supports increased funding for colleges and K-12 education. He is a strong proponent of school choice and charter schools.[23] He wants to end the unfair distribution of education funding, which gives more funding to schools with students that come from wealthier families. In doing this, McKenna hopes to increase class mobility for low-income students.[24]

Same-sex marriage[edit]

McKenna opposes the legalization of same-sex marriage and believes that the legality of gay marriage should be decided by a popular vote[citation needed] (and was eventually approved by popular vote in 2012 by Washington Referendum 74 (2012)). He supports civil unions.

Abortion[edit]

McKenna is pro-choice, and wants to ensure that all pharmacies sell the morning-after pill. As a general provision, McKenna would support legislation that would require parental notification before a minor obtains an abortion. "I'm like a lot of parents," McKenna said. "When your daughter turns 13 and the mom is kicked out of the examining room for anything related to reproductive health, it's troubling for a lot of parents."[25]

Drug policy[edit]

McKenna opposes drug legalization and he supports strategies to cut down on drug trafficking and trade. He is the founder of "Operation: Allied Against Meth".[11]

Personal life[edit]

McKenna and his wife, Marilyn, have four children, and reside in Bellevue, Washington.[2][4] An Eagle Scout, he serves on the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Bellevue Schools Foundation and the Eastside Domestic Violence Program.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Births, 1903–1997, Ancestry.com
  2. ^ a b c d e "About Rob McKenna". Archived from the original on August 7, 2007. Retrieved July 29, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Election 2004 voters guide". Archived from the original on May 24, 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "Biography of Attorney General Rob McKenna". Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. Retrieved July 29, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Bonnie McKenna". Siouxcityjournal.com. 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Rob McKenna ancestry". Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f Ammons, David (February 27, 2005). "McKenna takes on role of 'general' with gusto". The Seattle Times. Retrieved January 20, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Campaign for Equal Justice". C4ej.org. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  9. ^ "About the Washington State Attorney General's Office". Archived from the original on January 18, 2008. Retrieved January 20, 2008. 
  10. ^ Carlson, John (2006). "Legal Eagle". Seattle Magazine (November): 131. 
  11. ^ a b "Operation: Allied Against Meth". Archived from the original on April 29, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry". Securitymagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  13. ^ "McKenna Announces Re-Election Bid". Soundpolitics.com. Retrieved November 14, 2007. 
  14. ^ [1] Archived November 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  16. ^ "Washington state AG will sue over health care bill". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  17. ^ Brunner, Jim. "If 'Obamacare' falls, McKenna could pay political price | The Seattle Times". Seattletimes.nwsource.com. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  18. ^ [2] Archived September 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ Brunner, Jim (June 8, 2011). "McKenna launches campaign for governor". The Seattle Times. 
  20. ^ Reed, Sam. "Governor - County Results". 2012 Election Results. WA STATE SEC OF STATE. Archived from the original on August 19, 2012. 
  21. ^ Brunner, Jim (2012-12-03). "Huge Seattle advantage powered Inslee victory in governor's race". The Seattle Times. 
  22. ^ Reed, Sam. "WA STATE GUB. ELECTION". 2012 Election Results. WA STATE SEC OF STATE. Archived from the original on November 12, 2012. 
  23. ^ [3]
  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  25. ^ Austin Jenkins (2011-06-30). "McKenna Supports Parental Consent For Abortion". Npr.org. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 20, 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 

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