SEATTLE – Gov. Jay Inslee will take a temporary leave from office as he undergoes hip replacement surgery next week.
“On Monday, I am trading in a 1951 model hip joint for a 2019 model,” Inslee wrote in a press release.
The procedure is scheduled for 7 a.m. Monday. Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be acting governor from then until 1 p.m.
Inslee’s office expects him to be out for at least a week as he recovers from the surgery.
The timing will shift the normal budget rollout to the week of December 16.