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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.


  • Reps. Kagi and Ryu respond to major fire at Fircrest facility | - July 20, 2017
    Reps. Kagi and Ryu respond to major fire at Fircrest facility Statement by Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-32nd District) “This morning there was a substantial fire at Fircrest. Fircrest is a vital part of our community and performs critical work taking... READ MORE
  • Reps. Kagi and Ryu to Senate Republicans: Stop stalling on school construction, local projects | News - June 30, 2017
    OLYMPIA—A possible state government shutdown has dominated the news for months. Now that a budget deal is in sight before July 1, there’s a different state budget that may not pass. “The construction budget hasn’t gotten much attention,” said Rep.... READ MORE
  • House and Senate pass Ryu legislation to help truckers | News - April 17, 2017
    OLYMPIA–The House concurred with Senate amendments to a bill which will make it easier for truckers and the businesses who rely upon them. House Bill 1273 will align Washington’s state statute with federal standards. These standards recently changed and federal rules... READ MORE
  • 32nd District Telephone Town Hall Thursday, March 30 @ 6:00 PM | News - March 24, 2017
    32nd District Telephone Town Hall Thursday, March 30 @ 6:00 PM Who – 32nd Legislative District legislators: Rep. Ruth Kagi and Rep. Cindy Ryu. What – Telephone town hall meeting. When – 6:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, March 30, 2017. Where –... READ MORE
  • Meeting with the Cambodian community on Asian and Pacific Islander Day | News - February 23, 2017
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    Olympia Address:
    John L. O’Brien 325
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA

    (360) 786-7880

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

    (206) 466-5741

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