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Washington State Senator Paull Shin

Senator Shin, born in Korea, adopted by an Army dentist, came to the United States at age 18. Mr. Shinn was driven to gain an education, something he did not receive in Korea, in this land of opportunity. He served in the U.S. Army, later serving his community through organizations such as the PTA, International Trade Association and as a board member of United Way, Boy Scouts of America, YMCA, and Rotary Club. He has been highly involved in international adoption organizations such as World Association of Children and Parents (WACAP). Senator Shinn, a Korean adoptee, helped co-found the Korea Identity Development Society (KIDS) to assist adoptees adjust to life in the United States. “My life, an uneducated kid wandering the streets of Seoul, coming to the United States and being elected a State Senator in Olympia, Washington, is the story of a dream that could only come true in America.”


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