Follow us:

Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

January 17, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Governor’s wife recovering after knee injury

New state First Lady Trudi Inslee was walking with a cane Thursday after injuring her knee earlier this week, according to a spokeswoman.

The governor’s wife is expected to fully recover soon, said the spokeswoman, Jaime Smith.

The injury occurred while walking, Smith said. It forced the First Lady to attend Wednesday night’s inaugural ball in a wheelchair.

“You noticed Trudi was dancing on wheels last night,” Gov. Jay Inslee said in a news conference Thursday morning. “As we speak she’s in the capable hands of Dr. Holland who is going to use health care reform to fix her knee this morning. So that is going to get all taken care of.”

Dr. Holland is Dr. Lawrence E. Holland, a Seattle specialist who is the former team doctor for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners.

Jay and Trudi Inslee met while attending Seattle’s Ingraham High School. They have been married for 40 years.

The First Lady, a former board member of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, played an active role in her husband’s successful campaign last year.

Jay Inslee was sworn in Wednesday as Washington state’s 23rd governor.

Comments | More in Governor | Topics: inaugural ball, Jay Inslee, knee injury


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►