US House, WA-10

Marilyn Strickland


  • Championed regulations on emissions and protections for our public lands
  • Helped re-launch the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus and secured historic funding increases for Puget Sound restoration
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 99% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • She is the first Black woman to represent Washington and one of the first Korean-American women elected to Congress
  • Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus
  • Holding this seat in Washington will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

Candidate Background

Representative Marilyn Strickland is running for a third term representing Washington's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the first African-American to represent Washington State at the federal level, and one of the first Korean-American women elected to Congress in history. Strickland was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in the South Sound, graduated from Tacoma Public Schools and the University of Washington, and earned an MBA from Clark-Atlanta University. As the Mayor of Tacoma, she created a city-wide Environmental Action Plan to protect our air, water, communities and health and committed Tacoma to meet the goals under the Paris Climate Agreement. In Congress, she is fighting to pass the recommendations put forward by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, protect Washington's coast from offshore drilling, and to increase funding for Puget Sound restoration. She will work to reinstate regulations on emissions and protections for our public lands and will advocate for rebuilding the EPA, especially offices and programs designed to track the health and environmental impacts of pollution in under-served communities. Representative Strickland has earned a perfect 99% lifetime score on LCV's National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Strickland is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.

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