Seattle Times Editorial Board endorsement

I am grateful to have the Seattle Times Editorial Board endorsement.  “As a former mayor of Shoreline and former president of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, she has a clear understanding of how legislative levers can affect constituents in the 32nd and elsewhere.” “Ryu, who will have no learning curve when time is of the essence, is the best candidate to represent the 32nd District in Olympia.”

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By The Seattle Times editorial board

State Rep. Cindy Ryu’s experience in the Legislature and as a business owner make her the best candidate to go to Olympia to help tackle the budget deficit and service demands created by the pandemic. She is running for her sixth term.

The Shoreline Democrat chairs the Housing, Community Development & Veterans Committee and is a member of two other committees key to the Legislature’s pandemic response: Appropriations and Consumer Protection & Business.

As a former mayor of Shoreline and former president of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, she has a clear understanding of how legislative levers can affect constituents in the 32nd and elsewhere. As lawmakers grapple with the state’s estimated $8.8 billion budget shortfall through 2023, Ryu says she leans toward using a combination of budget cuts and new taxes.

Two fellow Democrats are challenging her in the Aug. 4 primary. Shirley Sutton is a former Lynnwood City council member and Edmonds Community College administrator, and Keith Smith is a perennial candidate with a long list of community service.

While both challengers agree with Ryu on a number of issues, including the need for new taxes that affect higher wage earners, the need for criminal justice reform and climate action, they do not match Ryu’s experience.

Ryu, who will have no learning curve when time is of the essence, is the best candidate to represent the 32nd District in Olympia.

The Seattle Times editorial board members are editorial page editor Kate Riley, Frank A. Blethen, Brier Dudley, Jennifer Hemmingsen, Mark Higgins, Derrick Nunnally and William K. Blethen (emeritus).

(Location Update) Oct 1st: Re-Election Campaign Fundraiser


Save the Date:  Monday, Oct. 1st 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Rep. Cindy Ryu Tourism & Hospitality Campaign Event

Topics: Hospitality, Tourism, and Korean Restaurants

New location:
Aloft Hotel Lobby Room
19030 28th Ave South
SeaTac, WA 98188

Please join Rep. Ryu and SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon in their conversation of Tourism and Hospitality issues.

RSVP: (206) 605-1588 Voice, Text, or KakaoTalk; FriendsForCindyRyu@yahoo.com

If you cannot attend but would like to make a contribution, please donate on www.cindyryu.com or here https://secure.anedot.com/ryu/2018.

Thank you!

Rep. Cindy Ryu

Paid for by:  Friends For Cindy Ryu  PO Box 33548 Seattle, WA  98133-0548

2018 Legislative Session Update

We finished our work on time and passed a balanced budget that fully fund public schools with $1B in new funding for K-12.  We have $2.4B in rainy day funds in reserve.  While we went into triple overtime after the Senate Republicans refused to pass a state construction budget and insisted on raising property taxes, this year, with Democrats taking back the Senate, we broke the political gridlock and passed the Capital Budget that puts a record $1B toward building schools and $800M for colleges and universities.