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Former Sen. Paull Shin, first Korean state representative, dies


Last updated 4/16/2021 at 12:12pm

Paull Shin

Dr. Paull H. Shin, who served in the 21st Legislative District for many years, died April 12, 2021 at age 85.

He and his family have been Snohomish County residents, in Edmonds, since 1968.

"Sen. Shin was one of those inspirational people whose incredible life story built a man of character and compassion," said 21st District Rep. Strom Peterson, himself an Edmonds resident.

"He cared deeply for the people of the 21st District and the State of Washington and his tireless efforts on higher education will leave a lasting legacy."

Shin was the first Korean American elected to the Washington st...

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