Elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012, 2014, and 2016, Cindy represents the citizens of the 32nd Legislative District, which includes NW Seattle, Shoreline, south Edmonds, Woodway, west Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood.
While a Shoreline City Councilmember, Cindy served as Mayor, becoming the first Korean American woman mayor in America. In Shoreline, she served as president of both the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and its Dollars For Scholars Chapter, helped improve numerous public parks, build its first City Hall and create Shoreline’s Green Business Program.
Cindy and her husband, Cody, have deep roots in their community. Cindy immigrated to Washington State in 1969 from Korea via Brunei and Manila, growing up in rural Thurston and small town Lewis Counties. They have lived and worked in, and raised their three children in north King and south Snohomish Counties since 1976. Cindy received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and an MBA in operations management from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Cindy chairs the Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee, with jurisdiction over tourism, veterans, and community resilience. She also chairs the Members of Color Caucus and serves on the Commerce & Gaming and Capital Budget committees. Cindy is a strong advocate for small business owners, public schools, public transportation, environmental and consumer protection and public safety. She seeks increased access to affordable housing and home ownership and welcomes ideas for implementable solutions to make Washington state a better place for us to live, work, and raise our families.