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Marilyn Strickland
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 10th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded by Denny Heck
38th Mayor of Tacoma
In office
January 5, 2010 – January 2, 2018
Preceded by Bill Baarsma
Succeeded by Victoria Woodards
Personal details
Born September 25, 1962 (1962-09-25) (age 58)
Seoul, South Korea
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Patrick Erwin
Education University of Washington (BA)
Clark Atlanta University (MBA)
Korean name
Hangul 순자
Revised Romanization Sun-ja
McCune–Reischauer Suncha

Marilyn Strickland (born September 25, 1962) is a South Korean-born American politician and businesswoman. She is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 10th congressional district since 2021. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Strickland was the 38th Mayor of Tacoma from 2010 to 2018. She is the first member of the United States Congress who is of both Korean and African American heritage.

Strickland is also one of the first three Korean-American women ever elected to Congress, the other two being Young Kim and Michelle Steel.

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