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Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office

Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly


Joby Shimomura

Joby Shimomura is a fourth-generation Japanese American, recently appointed as Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff. On April 13, she took time to talk about her professional background and how she found her way to the Governor’s office.

The event was hosted by the Hokubei Hochi Foundation, a non-profit that celebrates and preserves the culture of the Nikkei and Japanese people through community engagement.

Influenced by family ties in the community, Shimomura was inspired to work in the political world as a teen, and gained early experience through volunteering at civic events and legislative internships. As she neared high school graduation, Shimomura debated whether she should attend college, or forego it completely to chase her dreams of working in Washington, D.C. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/25Comments (0)

Governor Jay Inslee appoints new chief of staff

Governor Jay Inslee appoints new chief of staff

Joby Shimomura

Gov. Jay Inslee has named senior advisor Joby Shimomura as his new chief of staff.

Shimomura, 41, is a longtime aide who has served on the governor’s executive team since he took office in January. Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 32 No 46 | 11/9-11/15Comments (0)

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