Joby Shimomura, Gov. Jay Inslee’s current chief of staff, is stepping down to resume her work as a glass artist. Shimomura, who has served Inslee in multiple capacities since 1996, previously had a glass studio in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. She worked for Inslee as his congressional chief of staff for six years and managed several […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Joby Shimomura is a fourth-generation Japanese American, recently appointed as Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff. On April 13, she took time to talk about her professional background and how she found her way to the Governor’s office. The event was hosted by the Hokubei Hochi Foundation, a non-profit […]
Gov. Jay Inslee has named senior advisor Joby Shimomura as his new chief of staff. Shimomura, 41, is a longtime aide who has served on the governor’s executive team since he took office in January.
Though Gov. Jay Inslee has yet to make an appointment to his Cabinet, Asian and Pacific Americans will already have a part in his administration. Joby Shimomura, Kelly Wicker, Kirstan Arestad, and Stacey Tichenor all currently hold positions working for the governor. Shimomura, Inslee’s former campaign manager and congressional office staff member, has been brought […]
By Assunta Ng Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee, a former congressman, invited me to chat with him at the Panama Hotel recently. Inslee and Organizing for America opened their office close to the International District on Rainier Avenue South. Will Inslee do a better job than his fellow Democrat, current Governor Christine Gregoire, if he […]