Meet Sam Cho, commissioner of the Port of Seattle, one of five members that oversees the port, airport, and other parts of the system with an annual budget of $800 million. He won his seat as a relatively unknown 29 year old, but who was best prepared for this role as an export business owner and experience in Congress and The White House. Learn of his story and why mentorship means so much to him.
We celebrate Sam for his achievements, academically, professionally, and now politically. He's achieved the Korean American Dream, all while staying true to his family, community, and self.
We support him during these challenging times as he is making tough decisions about the port, always keeping public safety as his top priority. We also support all of our brothers and sisters who, like Sam, are running for office this year.
We are inspired by his tenacity, bold vision, and willingness to be humble and outwork everyone to achieve his own dreams.
Sam Cho is a member of the Port of Seattle Commission, representing Position 2 in Washington. Cho assumed office on January 7, 2020. Cho's current term ends on December 31, 2023. Cho ran for election to the Port of Seattle Commission to represent Position 2 in Washington. Cho won in the general election on November 5, 2019.
Connect with Sam:
Korean American Coalition - Washington: https://www.kacwashington.org/our-board-members
Council of Korean Americans: https://councilka.org/cka_member/sam-h-cho/
Press about Sam:
Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/cho-sworn-in-as-ports-only-minority-commissioner-voices-concern-about-immigration-and-border-policies/
Northwest Asian Weekly: https://nwasianweekly.com/2020/01/pictorial-congratulations-to-sam-cho-the-first-korean-american-commissioner-of-the-port-of-seattle-we-are-so-proud-of-you/
Northwest Asian weekly: https://nwasianweekly.com/2019/11/blog-from-unknown-to-port-commissioner-how-and-why-cho-won-big-in-the-election/
Donga.com (Korean): http://www.donga.com/news/article/all/20191107/98267976/1
Hankyung.com: (Korean): https://www.hankyung.com/politics/article/201911068796Y
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