|Washington House Of Representatives 32a|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington|
|Master's||University of Washington|
|Place of birth||Seoul, Korea|
Ryu earned both a B.S. in microbiology and an M.B.A. in operations management from the University of Washington. Ryu, along with her husband, owns and manages retail and commercial spaces. She is a former president of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ryu served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Financial Services, Vice-chair|
|• Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ryu served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Financial Services|
|• Community Development and Housing|
Ryu's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"As your representative, I will fight to fully fund K-12 education. Our children are our most valuable resource and we need schools that recognize the potential in all students and create pathways to success for each child."
The Economy and Job Creation
- Excerpt:"I believe that we should not balance the budget on the backs of working families. Washington State's tax burden ranks as one of the most unfair in the entire country: those who struggle the most pay almost one fifth of their entire income in taxes and fees, while the richest 1% pay less than 5 cents of every dollar they earn in taxes."
Protecting Our Environment
- Excerpt:"As your representative, I will focus on cleaning up Puget Sound by making sure polluters pay their fair share of cleanup costs. I will make sure that stormwater management stays a top priority and support Open Space Restoration and Acquisitions for our District to improve water quality and create places for recreation."
Protecting Our Neighborhoods
- Excerpt:" I will fight to keep sex offenders and repeat violent offenders off the streets, while making sure that drug diversion programs, a renewed focus on mental health court, and job training are part of our response to nonviolent crime to make sure we aren’t just continuing the cycle of arrest, release, and new offense."
Ryu won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 32a. Ryu was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Randy Hayden (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 32a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Cindy Ryu Incumbent||72.2%||45,276|
Cindy Ryu was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 32a. She defeated Doris McConnell in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Republican Art Coday in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 32a General Election (2010)|
|Cindy Ryu (D)||33,550|
|Art Coday (R)||21,314|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 32a Primary (2010)|
|Cindy Ryu (D)||13,179||42.30%|
|Art Coday (R)||11,747||37.71%|
|Doris McConnell (D)||6,227||19.99%|
Comprehensive donor information for Ryu is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ryu raised a total of $170,811 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Cindy Ryu's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 32||$73,050|
|2010||Washington State House, District 32||$97,761|
|Grand Total Raised||$170,811|
2012Ryu won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ryu raised a total of $73,050.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cindy Ryu's campaign in 2012|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$1,800|
|Washington Education Association||$1,800|
|Washington Bankers Association||$1,800|
|Phelps, Robert R||$1,800|
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$73,050|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Rye first won election to the House, she collected $97,761 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Puget Sound Citizens for Political Responsibility||$1,600|
|Washington Federation of State Employees||$1,600|
|East King County Lawyers for Justice||$1,600|
|Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters||$1,600|
|Washington Education Association||$1,600|
|Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587||$1,600|
|Robert Phelps and Elaine Phelps||$1,600 each|
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.
Ryu proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $4.59 billion, the 22nd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Ryu voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Cindy Ryu|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Ryu and her husband, Cody, have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Cindy + Ryu + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Cindy Ryu on the Washington State House website
- Ryu on the House Democrats website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010
- "cindyryu," Official Campaign Website
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Ryu, Cindy," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money.org candidate summary, Retrieved June 27, 2011
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
Maralyn Chase (D)
|Washington House of Representatives District 32a
| Succeeded by|
State of Washington
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Public Lands | Director of Labor and Industries | Chairman of Utilities and Transportation |