Primary election choices: Washington Legislative District 32, Rep., Pos. 1

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We continue with our summaries of candidates who appear on the Aug. 17 primary election ballot, with details collected from  the Snohomish County voters pamphlet, which is here. This report focuses on State Legislative District 32, Position 1, an open seat in the 32nd Legislative District, a district that includes Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Woodway, part of Edmonds and unincorporated areas in both King and Snohomish counties.
Incumbent Democrat Maralyn Chase is giving up the seat to run for the State Senate. Running to replace Chase are Republican Art Codey, and Democrats Cindy Ryu and Doris Fujioka McConnell.
Art Coday
(Prefers Republican Party)
Elected Experience:
Precinct Committee Officer
Other Professional Experience:
Art spent six years in biomedical research. As a medical doctor he now does home visits and nursing home care, mainly for Medicare (seniors, permanently disabled) and Medicaid (very poor) patients
Education:
Art graduated from the Lakeside School, the University of Washington (B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology; honors, magnum cum laude), and Harvard Medical School (M.D.).
Community Service:
Art volunteered at the Seattle Children’s Orthopedic Hospital Summer Camp six years, working with children with special medical needs. Art served on nonprofit boards, including three years for the North Seattle Christian School, as Treasurer and President.
Statement:
Dr. Art Coday is a family man who runs a medical practice; he knows how to take responsibility and get jobs done under budget.
Art wants to lower tax rates and restore fiscal responsibility to government. This will stimulate job growth and prosperity. Art opposes a state income tax. He values education and wants more of the money spent to go to principals, teachers, and classrooms. Art wants environmental preservation, safer roads and ports, and strong law enforcement and emergency services. Art’s compassion and expertise are needed to revitalize Medicaid, an expensive program which is failing the poor.
For more information:
(206) 795-4252
Cindy Ryu
(Prefers Democratic Party)
Elected Experience:
Shoreline City Council 2006-2009; Mayor 2007-2009. Shoreline Chamber of Commerce President/Board 2005-2010. Richmond Beach Community Association Board 2004-2006
Other Professional Experience:
Neighborhood Allstate Insurance agent for 18 years. Manage family-owned property with my husband Cody.
Education:
Master of Business Administration, UW 1983. Bachelor of Science with Honors, Microbiology, UW 1980.
Community Service:
International Community Health Services Foundation Board; Shoreline School District General Advisory Committee; UW Business and Economic Development Center Advisory Board; Dollars for Scholars President/Board; Park Bond Advisory Committee; Council of Neighborhoods; United Presbyterian Church of Seattle, Edmonds – Summer Feeding Program Grant Writer; established Shoreline Green Business Program.
Statement:
A first-generation American, I’ve overcome hardships with family support, excellent public education, and an unwavering work ethic. As a successful businesswoman, Councilmember, and Mayor, I practiced fiscal restraint while building bridges across diverse groups. Our communities face economic crises, so Olympia must act frugally, setting wise priorities.
As your State Representative, I will bring a commonsense, results-oriented approach. Your priorities are my priorities: Strengthen public education. Make government open/accountable. Provide living-wage jobs. Protect neighborhoods and the environment. I am the Democratic Nominee, supported by Washington Conservation Voters, AFT (Teachers), Labor Councils, Progressive Majority, and Sierra Club, Cascade Chapter.
For more information:
(206) 605-1588
Doris Fujioka McConnell
(Prefers Democratic Party)
Elected Experience:
Doris is the 57 year old daughter of a career soldier and widowed mother of two – Scott, a college freshman and Angela, a recent University of Washington graduate. Shoreline City Council; King County Regional Water Quality Committee; Chair, Suburban Cities Domestic Violence Initiative; member, Suburban Cities Seashore Transportation Forum; Precinct Committee Officer; steering committee, national Human Development Committee; board member Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials.
Other Professional Experience:
Boeing, School Psychologist
Education:
B.S. Psychology, Washington State University.
Community Service:
Treasurer, secretary and vice president Shoreline PTA; President Syre and Einstein PTAs; board, Richmond Little League; Richmond Beach Community Association; Shoreline Breakfast Rotary; Girl Scout troop leader
Statement:
Endorsements: Shoreline City Mayor Keith McGlashan, Shoreline Council member Shari Tracey, and more.
Doris has the integrity, respect, collaborative skills, dedication and independence that all citizens want in their elected officials and would be honored to work for you in Olympia. As your representative she will work towards reform in education funding, be fiscally responsible, expand transit, and protect our environment. As a PTA member Doris has worked to improve our schools and as Shoreline City Councilmember she fought against cuts to public safety and human service programs.
For more information:
(206) 940-1365

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