Jinyoung Lee Englund Advances to November General Election
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August 1, 2017
WOODINVILLE, WA -- With nearly 3,000 votes yet to be counted and thousands more projected to arrive in the next few days, third generation Washingtonian Jinyoung Lee Englund advances to the November General Election in the 45th Legislative District State Senate Special Election.
“Voters now have a clear choice: a candidate who will stop a state income tax or a candidate who will be the deciding vote for more taxes,” said Englund. “I’ll bring balance and accountability to Seattle’s tax-and-spend policies so that people are no longer treated like an ATM machine or a blank checkbook. I’m incredibly thankful to our supporters and for every single person that cast a ballot in this very important race.”
A first-time candidate, Englund has dedicated each day to meeting voters, listening to concerns, identifying issues that matter to the people of the 45th, and discussing potential solutions. To date, Englund has knocked on over 5,200 doors throughout her district.
“In tech and business, we utilize feedback loops to ensure we build the best product for our end users,” said Englund. “This can be applied to public service -- people are best served when we have an ongoing conversation, testing to see what works, what doesn’t, and seeing how we can do better. The feedback I receive the most often is that here on the Eastside, we are not Seattle; we don’t want a state income tax and something has to be done about car tabs and traffic.”
The opposition has spent over $500,000 in negative attacks ads spreading lies about Englund. The same special interest groups supporting the opponent used the same D.C. style smear campaign and tactics to lie about the late Senator Andy Hill.
Englund adds, “On another note, today we’ve made history as two women candidates of Asian heritage running in the most expensive and important legislative race in Washington state. Regardless of party affiliation or personal feelings, this is something we can all come together to celebrate.”
Jinyoung’s passion is in creating educational and economic opportunities for women, children, and the most vulnerable among us. This has led her to serve with a nonprofit in southeast Africa as well as a speaker, contributor, and advisor on technology and innovation for startups and for commanding officers in the United States Marine Corps. Jinyoung is happily married to Geoff Englund, an active duty Marine who has served 17 years of combined enlisted and commissioned service and is currently forward deployed in Asia. Both of their families have been Washingtonians for multiple generations and both are proud alumni of the University of Washington. Learn more about Jinyoung at jinyoungenglund.com or connect with her on Facebook or Twitter @jinyoungenglund.