Marilyn Strickland

U.S. Representative from Washington

Marilyn Strickland (born September 25, 1962) is a South Korean-born American politician and businesswoman. She is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 10th congressional district since 2021. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Marilyn Strickland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 10th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byDenny Heck
38th Mayor of Tacoma
In office
January 5, 2010 – January 2, 2018
Preceded byBill Baarsma
Succeeded byVictoria Woodards
Personal details
Born (1962-09-25) September 25, 1962 (age 61)
Seoul, South Korea
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Patrick Erwin
EducationUniversity of Washington (BA)
Clark Atlanta University (MBA)
WebsiteCampaign website
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSun-ja

Strickland was 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.

Strickland is also one of the first three Korean-American women ever elected to Congress, the other two being Young Kim and Michelle Steel.[1]

References change

  1. "Marilyn Strickland's Black, Korean American roots are 1st for Congress". NBC News.