The 63rd Washington State Legislature will reconvene for Regular Session from January 13 – March 13, 2014, so the “Legislative Freeze” is in effect. Although we can keep in touch, I cannot raise funds for the November 4, 2014 re-election campaign to the House of Representatives. As soon as the Legislative Session is over, I look forward to actively campaigning again.
Here’s my brief bio; please be sure to let me know of any legislative issues I can help address.
32nd LD Pos. #1
Cindy serves as vice chair of the Business and Financial Services Committee, and she is a member of the Transportation Committee, Rules Committee and the Community Development Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee. Additionally she serves on the Joint Transportation Committee, Joint Oversight Committee on Trade Policy, Legislative Committee on Economic Development & International Relations, and Working Families Caucus. She expects to be appointed to the Technology & Economic Development Committee in January 2014 (follow the link here http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/TED/Pages/default.aspx)
Cindy is a strong advocate for the small business owner, public transportation, environmental and consumer protection, and public safety.
In the first three years in office, Cindy prime-sponsored bills that protected consumers, encouraged economic revitalization, insurance reform, allowing air rescue and evacuation services, and small business partnerships. After receiving nearly unanimous votes in the House for three years, Cindy’s 20-mph Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill (HB 1045) received overwhelming majority of the Senate votes in the final minutes of the 2013 Regular Session, so that it could be signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee.
Cindy is looking for ways to increase access to credit building, small consumer loans for the working poor and welcomes ideas for alternatives to payday loans or other expensive products – to make Washington State a better place for all of us to live, work, and raise our families.
Cindy and her husband, Cody, have deep roots in their community. Cindy immigrated to Washington State in 1969 from Korea via Brunei and the Philippines, and grew up in rural Thurston and Lewis Counties. They have lived and worked in, and raised their three children in north King and south Snohomish Counties since 1976.
Elected in 2010 and 2012, Cindy represents the citizens of the 32nd Legislative District, which includes NW Seattle, Shoreline, south Edmonds, Woodway, west Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood.
While serving as a Shoreline Councilmember, Cindy was elected by her peers as Mayor in 2008, becoming the first female Korean-American mayor in the U.S.A. Cindy was president of both the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and its Dollars For Scholars chapter. She helped create Shoreline’s Green Business Program.
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and a MBA from the University of Washington.