Marilyn Strickland

For US House Representatives, WA-10

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Position Sought

U.S. House of Representative, Washington State District 10

Date of Primary

August 4, 2020

Date of General Election

November 3, 2020


Higher Heights for America PAC is proud to endorse Marilyn Strickland to represent Washington’s 10th Congressional District.

Marilyn Strickland is a former mayor of the City of Tacoma, Washington. She is the second African American the first and Asian American elected to the city’s highest office. Marilyn has a proven record of local and regional leadership and the ability to build broad-based coalitions that deliver results. She forged new ground in education, transportation, housing, job training and advocacy for small businesses. Under her leadership, Tacoma attracted over $1 billion worth of investment into housing, office and retail space; boosted high school graduation rates from 55% to 89%; and invested over $500 million in infrastructure. After eight years as mayor, Marilyn left office and became president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Marilyn comes from a military family.  She was born in Seoul, South Korea where her father was stationed. In 1967, her father was assigned to Washington and the family moved to Tacoma. She attended Tacoma Public Schools, earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington and earned an MBA from Clark-Atlanta University.

If elected, Marilyn will fight for an economy that works for all of us. That means lower health care costs, equal pay for women, affordable college and the ability to retire with dignity

The time is now to elect more Black women to be at decision-making tables to represent us.  Washington State the two candidates who receive the highest percentage of votes advance to the general election, which means two candidates from the same party could each be on the ballot in November.  Higher Heights for America PAC strongly encourages its members to support Marilyn’s campaign with their time, talent and resources.

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