Elected Experience: Washington State House of Representatives (1993-1994); Washington State Senate (1999-Present)
Other Professional Experience: Teacher and Professor
Education: PhD, University of Washington; MA, Public/International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh; BA, Brigham Young University
Community Service: Board Member, Asian American Political Action Civic Affairs; Board Member, Cascade Bank; Board Member, Children's Deaconess Services; Board Member, Economic Opportunity Council; Board Member, International Trade Fair; President, Northwest Region of Korean Americans; Board Member, Snohomish County Boy Scouts; Board Member, United Way; Board Member, United Nations Dolman Society; Board Member, Washington State Boy Scouts; Board Member, World Association of Children and Parents; Board Member, Young Men's Christian Association.
Statement: Paull Shin was abandoned as a child in Korea. Adopted by a U.S. Army dentist, he came to America at the end of the Korean War. When Paull moved to the US he did not know how to read or write. With little formal education, Paull completed his GED and joined the U.S. Army. Today, Senator Shin holds a PhD from the University of Washington and serves as our voice in the Washington State Senate.
As always, Senator Shin will continue to insist on academic excellence in our schools to make certain that our children have the skills they need to succeed; because Paull knows better than anyone else the value of education.
Paull is the Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on International Relations. Throughout Paull's tenure in the legislature he has used his expertise on international trade and has focused on international business to create jobs and exports for Washington State. If re-elected, Paull will continue to create jobs and improve the standards of higher education in Washington.
Being in the legislature is Paull's opportunity to pay back for all that he has been blessed with. Senator Paull Shin is a leader we can trust and count on.