Marilyn Strickland
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Marilyn Strickland

Democrat

American politician and mayor of Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma, Washington

Addresses

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Washington, D.C.
1004 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
Lakewood District Office
6000 Main Street Southwest Suite 3B
Lakewood, WA. 98499
Lacey District Office
420 College Street Southeast
Lacey, WA. 98503
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Marilyn Strickland

American politician and mayor of Tacoma, Washington
Summary
Experience
59
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
WAResidence (state)

Marilyn Strickland (born September 25, 1962) is a South Korean-born American politician and businesswoman who is the U.S. Representative from Washington's 10th congressional district. The district is based in the state capital of Olympia, and also includes much of eastern Tacoma. A member of the Democratic Party, she began her first term on January 3, 2021. Strickland served as the 38th Mayor of Tacoma from 2010 to 2018. She is the first member of the United States Congress who is of both Korean and African American heritage, and the first African-American member elected from Washington. Strickland is also one of the first three Korean-American women ever elected to Congress, beginning her term on the same day as California Republicans Young Kim and Michelle Steel.

Experience

Education

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University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts
Clark Atlanta University
Master of Business Administration
Mount Tahoma High School

Past Positions

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Representative
United States House of Representatives, Washington
2021 - Current
Mayor
City of Tacoma
2010 - 2017
Member
Tacoma City Council
2008 - 2009
President
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
2018 - 2020
Former Employee
JayRay Communications
Former Employee
Starbucks

Other Experience

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Member
International Women's Forum
2018 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Sound Transit
2012 - 2017
Trustee
Urban Land Institute
2014 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Seattle City Club
Trustee
Annie Wright Schools