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James was born and raised in Singapore where he served in the Singapore Armed Forces. Moving to Washington State in 1985 to continue his education, he received an AAS in Computer Network Technology from Renton Technical College and a BA in Organizational Management from Whitworth University.
James became a citizen of the United States in 1993 and worked at Honeywell and Korry Electronics. He continue to work in Aerospace at The Lighthouse for the Blind.
James choses to live in Auburn because he believes it's an amazing city with a ton of potential for economic opportunity for residents and businesses. He became initially involved in the city as a member of the Parks and Recreation Board and as a volunteer at various community events.
James is Deputy Mayor and has served on the council for four years. He is proud to be part of the most diverse city council in the city's history and so many accomplishments have been achieved together - including the resolution brought forward by James to affirm the city's support to access abortion last year after Roe Vs Wade was overturned.
I will uphold the highest standards of honesty and transparency in my actions.
I will strive for excellence in my endeavors, continuously seeking improvement to delivering high-quality services for our residents.
I will emphasize the power of partnerships and collaboration to collectively address challenges and achieve common goals.
I will promote fairness, justice, and equal opportunities regardless of one's background, ensuring that everyone has access to the resources our city offers.
I will commit to the welfare of those who are vulnerable and in need of support.
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Endorsed By The Many.
Endorsed By Those Who Care.
It is impossible to be a community alone. Thank you for your support and trust.
King County Democrats
30th Democratic LD
31st Democratic LD
47th Democratic LD
MLK Labor Council
Service Employees International Union 775
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
Seattle King County Realtors
Humane Voters of Washington
Alliance For Gun Responsibility
Southwest Mountain States Carpenters
International Aerospace Machinist 751
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 46
Master Builders Association of Pierce County
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587
The Impact Fund
Adam Smith, 9th District
Marilyn Strickland, 10th District
Bob Ferguson, Washington State
WA STATE TREASURER
Mike Pellicciotti, Washington State
Claire Wilson, State Senator
Karen Keizer, State Senator
Manka Dhingra, State Senator
Chris Stearns, State Representative
Debra Entenman, State Representative
Jamila Taylor, State Representative
Dow Constantine, County Executive of King County
Troy Linnell, Mayor City of Algona
Jeff Wagner, Mayor City of Covington
Jan Molinaro, Mayor City of Enumclaw
Jim Ferrell, Mayor City of Federal Way
Mary Lou Pauley, Mayor City of Issaquah
Leann Guier, Mayor City of Pacific
Sue-Ann Hohimer, Mayor City of Normandy Park
Armando Pavone, Mayor City of Renton
Jake Simpson, Mayor City of SeaTac
Victoria Woodards, Mayor City of Tacoma
Traci Buxton, Deputy Mayor City of Des Moines
Betsy Robertson, Deputy Mayor City of Shoreline
Kristina Walker, Deputy Mayor City of Tacoma
AUBURN CITY COUNCIL
Robert Baggett, Council-member City of Auburn
Cheryl Rakes, Council-member City of Auburn
Kate Baldwin, Council-member City of Auburn
Larry Brown, Council-member City of Auburn
Robyn Mulenga, Council-member City of Auburn
CURRENT & FORMER AUBURN OFFICIALS
Pete Lewis, Former Mayor City of Auburn
Claude De Corsi, Former Deputy Mayor City of Auburn
John Holman, Former Council-member City of Auburn
Fred Poe, Former Council-member City of Auburn
Dan O'Neil, Former Police Chief City of Auburn
Arlista Holman, Auburn School District President
Gerald Smiley, MLB Pitcher (Texas Rangers)
SURROUNDING CITY COUNCIL
Christi Keith, Council-member City of Edgewood
Jenna Nand, Council-member City of Edmonds
Lydia Assefa, Council-member City of Federal Way
Susan Honda, Council-member City of Federal Way
Bryan Yambe, Council-member City of Fife
Angela Kugler, Council-member City of Kenmore
Brenda Fincher, Council-member City of Kent
Satwinder Kaur, Council-member City of Kent
Marli Larimer, Council-member City of Kent
Amy Falcone, Council-member City of Kirkland
Iris Guzman, Council-member City of SeaTac
Peter Kwon, Council-member City of SeaTac
Chris Roberts, Council-member City of Shoreline
Betsy Wilkerson, Council-member City of Spokane
Catherine Uska, Council-member City of Tacoma
Joe Bushnell, Council-member City of Tacoma
John Hines, Council-member City of Tacoma
Kathy Hougardy, Council-member City of Tukwila