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Q13 Fox News

SHORELINE, Wash. – A young woman is running for Shoreline City Council on the premise she used to be a former heroin addict. It’s one of the most unlikely platforms you’d think of for politics, but it’s exactly what Jin-Ah Kim said every city needs.

KING5 News

While many political candidates run from their troubled pasts, Jin-Ah Kim is embracing hers.

Kim is a recovering opioid addict. She says she has been sober for nearly four years and is now dedicating her life to saving others who have fallen into addiction.

That starts with a run for Shoreline City Council.

Crosscut

A little more than halfway through the year, Jin-Ah Kim had already lost count of the number of fatal overdoses that have claimed the lives of her friends.

“It never gets easier, you never get used to death,” said Kim, a recovering heroin addict, while she adjusted the medallion of Saint Michael dangling from her neck.

   by Jin-Ah Kim    This has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write. For those of you who don’t know, the 45TH District is the election that will determine the balance of power in Olympia. Republicans hold the State Senate by  one  state senator. And this year, it will be decided by Manka Dhingra (D) and Jinyoung Lee Englund (R). An East Indian-American woman against a Korean-American woman. And one of them is my friend. You’ll never guess who.  By the way, I should preface all of this by saying I’m as liberal as they come. I was a Bernie delegate, pro-choice in Catholic school, and an intern on the now Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s campaign.  But this isn’t about blue or red. No this is white. Because we are waving our white flag of surrender, a bitter dose of reality for a country that has never lost a war on paper. Well, we have lost the war on drugs. And we are losing the battle of addiction now with the Opioid epidemic....

by Jin-Ah Kim

This has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write. For those of you who don’t know, the 45TH District is the election that will determine the balance of power in Olympia. Republicans hold the State Senate by one state senator. And this year, it will be decided by Manka Dhingra (D) and Jinyoung Lee Englund (R). An East Indian-American woman against a Korean-American woman. And one of them is my friend. You’ll never guess who. 
By the way, I should preface all of this by saying I’m as liberal as they come. I was a Bernie delegate, pro-choice in Catholic school, and an intern on the now Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s campaign.

But this isn’t about blue or red. No this is white. Because we are waving our white flag of surrender, a bitter dose of reality for a country that has never lost a war on paper. Well, we have lost the war on drugs. And we are losing the battle of addiction now with the Opioid epidemic....


Korean Media Features


Radio Hankook

라디오 사랑방 - 김진아 쇼얼라인 시의원 후보 5월 27일 방송

라디오 사랑방 
방송일 : 2017년 5월 27일 
초대손님 : 김진아 쇼얼라인 시의원 후보 
내용 : 쇼얼라인 시의원에 출사표를 던진 김진아 호보와 사랑방 정담을 나눠봅니다. 사진작가이기도 한 그녀를 함께 만나보세요~ 


Chosun Monthly

마약 중독자였던 한인 2세 여성, 워싱턴 주 시의원 출마
"미국 최초의 마약 극복 정치인 될것"


“워싱턴주에서 알코올, 마약 복용으로 상해를 입는 사람이 2014년 4%에서 2016년 18%로 크게 늘었습니다. 한 때 마약 중독자였던 제가 이들에게 실질적으로 도움을 주고자 출마합니다.”


Yonhap News
(Joy Seattle Feat)

(서울=연합뉴스) 왕길환 기자 = 재미동포 2세 여성 김진아(26) 씨가 미국 워싱턴주 쇼어라인 시의원에 출마했다.

김 씨는 이달 초 킹카운티 청년 민주당 당원 모임에서 출마를 선언했고, 선거 운동 개시 행사는 시애틀에서 이달 말 치를 예정이라고 22일 현지 동포신문들이 전했다.


KoreaDaily-Seattle

(동영상) 인터뷰: 쇼어라인 시의원 출마 김진아 

“이승영, 장태수, 신디류 전 쇼어라인 시의원의 전통을 계승 발전시키겠습니다.”
쇼어라인 시의원 선거에 출마하는(본보 5월3일자 2면) 26세 김진아(Jin-Ah Kim,사진) 씨는 2일 본보를 방문하고 한인사회의 많은 성원을 당부했다.