By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY She’s new on the job, but she’s no rookie. “Even though I haven’t lived in Seattle recently, it’s not as though this is a completely unfamiliar city to me.” Marilyn Strickland is the new president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. You likely know her best […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has selected former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland as its next president and CEO, according to its website. Strickland — whose mother is Korean, and father is Black, was Tacoma’s first elected Black mayor and the first female mayor to win two terms. […]
Earlier in the month, City of Tacoma Mayor, Marilyn Strickland, returned from a 10-day trip to Seoul, Shanghai
A tight political race that drags on for weeks is nothing new for Washingtonians.
Many thought this would be the story with the Tacoma mayoral race. On Nov. 4, Marilyn Strickland led in votes over opponent Jim Merritt by a narrow margin of 50.16 percent to 49.58 percent.
Cindy Ryu earned the distinction of being the first female Korean American mayor in the United State two years ago when she was elected as Shoreline’s mayor.
This year, Marilyn Strickland, born in Seoul, may follow up on Ryu’s accomplishment by becoming Tacoma’s mayor.
Wow! And we thought that this year’s elections would pale in comparison to last year’s exciting presidential race.
Results as of press time on Wednesday night, Nov. 4
Initiative Measure No. 1033
66.72 percent NO to 33.28 percent YES
Referendum Measure No. 71
66.59 percent APPROVED to 33.41 percent REJECTED
Patsy Bonincontri has served on the Bellevue City Council since 1998. She earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. She would like to continue to advocate for improving the quality of life in Bellevue, invest in human capital, and upgrade its infrastructure to support anticipated growth.