The governor of Washington State (of which I am a proud resident) is Christine Gregoire. This is her real name, but she is often referred to as Chris Gregoire. She likes that nickname well enough that her official biography on her website refers to her as Chris. So both names are acceptable, but Christine is her official name.
Governor Gregoire is in her second term here. She is a Democrat and defeated Republican Dino Rossi in both of her gubernatorial elections. These elections were held in 2004 and 2008. The 2004 election was extremely close and very controversial because of allegations of vote tampering.