Letter to the Editor: I support Jin-Ah Kim for Shoreline City Council

Saturday, October 21, 2017

To the Editor

I support Jin-Ah Kim for Shoreline City Council!

I worked with Jin-Ah during the 2016 presidential primary campaign, as well as on Pramila Jayapal's campaign to represent the 7th Congressional District.

Jin-Ah is an incredible activist with a truly good heart. She's compassionate and dedicated, and she will fight tooth and nail for her constituents.

Jin-Ah represents many much-needed voices in politics: women, people of color, and recovering addicts; the last of which is a really big deal. As a former addict, Jin-Ah can help create policy that will help more people successfully recover. She will be a voice for those who, for so long, have been stigmatized and villainized. With our nation in the grip of an opioid crisis, I can think of no better person to bring into politics but someone with first-hand knowledge of the dangers of addiction.

I know that Jin-Ah will represent her constituency well. She believes strongly in the power of the people, and it's to the people whom she'll listen once she's elected. Her background is in movement-driven campaigns, so I know that the voice of the people is the voice she will hear. At a time when so many politicians listen to dollars, Jin-Ah will listen to us.

Please, vote for Jin-Ah Kim on November 7.

Ben Lindsey, 36th District Democrats
Seattle



14 comments:

Anonymous,  October 22, 2017 at 12:38 PM  

She may fight for things, but that doesn't mean she is qualified to represent us. She claims to have lived here for three years, but she kept her car registered in Alaska until two months ago. How can we trust her with our taxes when she doesn't pay hers?

Jin-Ah Kim October 22, 2017 at 2:03 PM  

Don't pay my taxes... I'm actually crying with laughter. My goodness, what even is someone supposed to say to something that ridiculous?

Sir (or however you identify), I'm stunned at how obsessed you are with my life yet haven't bothered to ask me once. Or have you? Are YOU my stalker?

Anonymous, are YOU the person who is calling my partner's PERSONAL cell phone? The creepy part is that my partner's real name isn't even listed on FaceBook. Are you the unknown caller who called both of our phones over and over again playing back recordings of my own voice?

The Shoreline Police sure would like to know.

Did you know that I was homeless? My car was a gift that I paid off with my Alaska dividend saved up since birth, $20,000? That my first job was $10.75/hr going to school full time at Shoreline Community College? Did you know that you can keep out of state plates while a student?

Or would you like to continue to try and berate me for being an "outsider"

When a woman offered me a place to stay free of charge for as long as I wanted. I was stunned. She was a stranger. And before I even got to Shoreline, I already loved it. It was only because of the generosity and kindness of the people of Shoreline that I SURVIVED. I would do anything for my city. Would you?

Anonymous,  October 22, 2017 at 3:45 PM  

You know, this business about how long someone has lived in Shoreline and where their contributions came from is a red herring. When Mayor Chris Roberts first was elected, he did not live in Shoreline very long. The same applies to approximately half of the sitting Council. In fact, the opponent Jin-Ah faces did not live very long in Shoreline either when he was elected, he was a former Snohomish County resident.

Anonymous,  October 22, 2017 at 4:45 PM  

In case anyone's wondering why there's a sudden spate of letters saying "I support Jin-Ah Kim", here's your reason - on her facebook page, Ms. Kim has asked her supporters to write to Shoreline Area News, going so far as to tell them what to say:

https://www.facebook.com/gnuhkym/posts/10155362810861773


"So I've recently come under attack from my opponent's supporters in 'Letters to the Editor' at Shoreline AreaNews.

There have been at least 4 attacking my past. I've been called everything from a criminal to harassing phone calls to MY PARTNER'S personal cell phone and my own this campaign.

If you have 5 min., just write this:

"I support Jin-Ah Kim because _____. I know her from (personal story or other)_____. Vote for her Nov. 7th!"

Send it to:

Email: editor@shorelineareanews.com
Subject line: "Letter to the Editor""

Anonymous,  October 22, 2017 at 7:29 PM  

I thought you had to register your car as soon as you move here. Has someone asked her about this? What does she say about it?

Anonymous,  October 22, 2017 at 9:55 PM  

Below is what the DMV says about registering your car when you move to Washington State- you get 30 days period. While there is a provision for temp registration for military personnel, I see nothing about students. And when did Jin Ah finish school in Washington anyway? And what has a concern about Jin Ah's car registration got to do with someone harassing her?

I think no one should be harassed, but the subject here is paying taxes and following the local laws, so why is Jin Ah trying to change the subject? why would this make her cry with laughter? Why not just take responsibility (maybe pay the back registration that is due from your move date?), apologize and move on? Leaders take responsibility for their mistakes and own up.

Where to Register a Car in Washington for the First Time

New residents wondering "How do I register my car in Washington?" should note that the first vehicle-related task is to obtain your Washington driver's license. Car registry applicants have 30 days to get a new license after moving into the state and it must be done before registering a vehicle. You can initiate a motor vehicle registration in Washington at any vehicle licensing office or Quick Title office located around the state. You can also skip the process of going to an office in-person and mail your documents instead to your closest vehicle licensing office or to the address listed below. If you get car registration documents in person, you can leave with your license plates that same day. If you opt to register your car by mail, you will have to wait to receive the plates in the mail. If you apply at a Quick Title office, you will also receive your title in one day. Otherwise, expect it to take up to 10 weeks to receive your title in the mail. DMV website.

Anonymous,  October 22, 2017 at 11:16 PM  

@4:45 pm, what about the spate of letters from her opponents supporters, or do you dislike political discourse? It appears you do.

Jin-Ah Kim October 22, 2017 at 11:42 PM  
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Anonymous,  October 23, 2017 at 8:17 AM  

Anon asks: "Do you dislike political discourse?"

Submitting a form letter does not constitute "political discourse".

Anonymous,  October 23, 2017 at 9:03 AM  

A simple Google search reveals that according to the Washington State Patrol it is is legal to have out of state plates if you are a full time student in WA. http://www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/fraud_faq.htm.

Jin-Ah may not have lived in Shoreline for as long as some, but she is also not a realtor who stands to financially benefit from making decisions on council regarding development of the city. Our council needs new voices.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2017 at 12:48 PM  

Jin-Ah registered to vote in Washington in 2014, declaring herself to be a resident. The law is crystal clear that she had to register her car within 30 days of becoming a resident. RCW 46.16A.030. She was not a visiting student from out of state. She publicly declared herself a resident. And she wasn't just late registering. She renewed her Alaska registration twice after declaring herself a Washington resident. I want to hear her respond.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2017 at 2:04 PM  

Anonymous at 9:03, you took that out of context. I followed your link to the Washington State Patrol and it reads:

"I am a student from out of state. Do I need Washington license plates? Generally, no, if you are attending school full time at a college or university in Washington accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges or at a private vocational school [as defined by RCW 28C.10.020(7)], and maintain your legal home of record at a location outside the state of Washington."

Was Jin-Ah an Alaska resident attending school in Washington or was she a Washington resident? Doesn't she have to be a Washington resident to run for office here?

Janet Way October 23, 2017 at 2:22 PM  

I find it odd that all of these Anonymous supporters of Keith McGlashan seem to be freaking out about odd concerns about a candidates car registration? How about being concerned about issues the residents care about like; the City proposing to destroy Parks, post offices, reducing existing business locations, increased traffic from huge developments or weird bike lanes suddenly imposed?

Looks like McGlashan and his supporters are getting nervous!

Anonymous,  October 24, 2017 at 11:55 AM  

Keith McGlashan became a realtor WHILE voting for the massive rezones of Shoreline. This is the only thing I need to know about Keith McGlashan to ensure my vote goes to anyone but him.

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