|Washington State Senate District 21|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||15|
|Vice President Pro Tempore, Washington State Senate|
|2001-2002, 2005, Present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
|Master's||University of Pittsburgh|
|Ph.D.||University of Washington|
Shin earned his BA from Brigham Young University, and went on to receive his MA in Public/International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He then earned his PhD from the University of Washington. Shin is retired from teaching at the college level.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Shin served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development|
|• Trade & Economic Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shin served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Rural Economic Development, Vice-chair|
|• Economic Development, Trade & Innovation|
|• Higher Education & Workforce Development, Vice-chair|
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010
Paull Shin ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 21. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 17, 2010 and defeated David Preston (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010. 
|Washington State Senate, District 21 General Election (2010)|
|Paull Shin (D)||30,369||63.26%|
|David Preston (R)||17,637||36.74%|
|Washington State Senate, District 21 Primary (2010)|
|Paull Shin (D)||16,492||62.34%|
|David Preston (R)||6,301||23.82%|
|Glen Sayes (R)||3,663||13.85%|
In November 2006, Shin ran unopposed and was re-elected for the 21st District of the Washington State Senate receiving 30,132 votes.
Shin raised $163,128 for his campaign.
|Washington State Senate, District 21 (2006)|
|Paull Shin (D)||30,132|
In 2010, Shin received $194,858 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paull Shin's campaign in 2010|
|Kim, David S||$2,100|
|Park, Myung L||$1,600|
|Cho, Jimmy Ho||$1,600|
|Kwon, David T||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$194,858|
In 2006, Shin collected $163,128 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign. 
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,400|
|Washington Federation of State Employees||$1,400|
|The Roosevelt Fund||$1,400|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,400|
- 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 tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. 
Shin proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $758 million, the 12th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Shin and his wife Donna have two children.
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- General election results, 2010
- Paull Shin on the Washington State Senate website
- Shin state-sponsored website
- Legislative profile of Shin on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Shin on Project Vote Smart
- Biography of Paull Shin provided by the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1992
- Washington Votes profile of Shin
- 21st Legislative District Map
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Shin
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Legislature Official General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Shin's 2006 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2006 contributors to Paull Shin
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
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