Culp keeps Gov. Inslee on defense in debate
Police chief challenges incumbent on leadership
Last updated 10/15/2020 at 2pm
By Roger Harnack
OLYMPIA – Republic Police Chief Loren Culp came out swinging and kept incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee on the defensive during their only planned gubernatorial debate Wednesday night, Oct. 7.
Culp, R-Republic, blasted Inslee, D-Bainbridge Island, for mismanaging state agencies, violating state and constitutional rights and lack of leadership.
"What we have right here in Washington is a leadership crisis," Culp said as the one-hour debate kicked off.
Rather than defend his record in his opening statement, Inslee immediately defaulted to the coronavirus.
"Tonight, we h...