Profile: Marilyn Strickland

Marilyn Strickland (born 1962) is an American politician and Mayor of the City of Tacoma, Washington.

Marylin Strickland was born in Seoul, South Korea where her father was stationed. In 1967 her father was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington, and the family moved to Tacoma.

Strickland has worked as a marketing manager for Starbucks and as an officer in the Tacoma Public Library System. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Clark-Atlanta University.

She was elected in 2008 to the Tacoma City Council.

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