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Biography

Rep. Cindy Ryu is serving her 4th term in the Washington State House of Representatives. While a Shoreline City Councilmember, she 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. Rep. Ryu is a 49-year resident of Washington State and lived previously in South Korea, Brunei, and the Philippines. She received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and an MBA in operations management from the University of Washington, Seattle.

Rep. Ryu chairs the Community Development, Housing &Tribal Affairs Committee, with jurisdiction over tourism, veterans, and community resilience and emergency preparedness. She also chairs the Members of Color Caucus and serves on the Commerce & Gaming and Capital Budget committees. Rep. Ryu advocates 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.

News

  • Ryu: New state tourism effort means jobs | News - May 8, 2018
    OLYMPIA—During the Great Recession, funding ran dry for the state’s tourism board. Now, lawmakers and stakeholders are being appointed to a new statewide tourism authority to boost efforts to bring visitors—and their dollars—to every corner of Washington state. “Every dollar... READ MORE
  • Open and honest government | News - March 2, 2018
    Legislative News from Representative Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle, and Representative Cindy Ryu, D-Shoreline March 2, 2018 OLYMPIA – In response to significant constituent concerns, 41 House Democrats, including Representatives Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle, and Cindy Ryu, D-Shoreline, signed a letter to Governor... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: 32nd District representatives holding telephone town hall this THURSDAY | News - February 20, 2018
    Who: The state representatives from the 32nd Legislative District, Rep. Ruth Kagi and Rep. Cindy Ryu What: Telephone town hall meeting When: 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 22, 2018 Three ways to participate: 1 – Over the phone –... READ MORE
  • Kagi and Ryu: $4 billion construction budget means jobs and opportunity | News - January 22, 2018
    OLYMPIA—Reps. Ruth Kagi (D-Seattle) and Cindy Ryu (D-Shoreline) said the passage of the state’s construction budget will create tens of thousands of jobs to build schools, colleges, affordable housing and mental health facilities. “Our state’s population is booming along with the... READ MORE
  • Ryu legislation aimed at creating more affordable housing near transit hubs | News - January 15, 2018
    OLYMPIA—How can we tackle Washington state’s housing shortage and affordability crisis? Legislation by Rep. Cindy Ryu (D-Shoreline) is designed to help by spurring greater housing density near transit stations in Washington’s urban centers. “People are flocking to our cities for... READ MORE
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    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    John L. O’Brien 325
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7880

    District office:
    18560 1st Ave NE
    Suite E807
    Shoreline, WA 98155

    (206) 466-5741

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    Legislative Assistant:
    Shoubee Liaw
    Email: Shoubee.Liaw@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (Chair)
    Capital Budget
    Commerce & Gaming

    For Press Inquiries:
    Guy Bergstrom, Message Coordinator
    (360) 786-7811
    Guy.Bergstrom@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov


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