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  Chong, Charlie
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NameCharlie Chong
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Seattle, Washington , United States
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Born October 13, 1926
DiedApril 26, 2007 (80 years)
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifedRalphie
Apr 29, 2007 12:36am
Tags Chinese - Married - Air Force - Army - Catholic -
Infoformer Seattle City Councilman
former Mayoral Candidate

1999 - July 2001: active at Pike Place Market on executive board of the Constituency, the public-interest group founded by city charter; in Admiral Parking Garage Group; constitutional protection for rural churches and schools.
1999: ran for Seattle City Council - lost. 45 - 55%; 73,085 - 89,662.
1999: mid-January, by-pass heart surgery, Providence Hospital.
1997: ran for Seattle Mayor - lost in general. 43 - 57%; 81,683 - 106,414.
1996: won unexpired term on City Council. 56.8 - 43.2%; 120,050 - 91,146.
1995: ran as protest candidate for City Council - lost.
1989 - 1994: neighborhood activist. 1989 - College Street Ravine; 1989-1993 president, Admiral Community Council, West Seattle representative on Seattle Open Space Committee, SPIF [Shoreline Parks Improvement Committee]
1983 - 1989: retired. active in 1987 Pike Place Market tenants protest of rent increases.
1964 - 1983: volunteer then employee of federal anti-poverty agency in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Arkansas, eastern Washington, Alaska, Seattle. Helped start VISTA Volunteer program, then worked as trouble-shooter for Community Action Program, then in Seattle regional office as program operations chief.
1958 - 1963: small canning company (3 plants) in Minnesota, executive vice president.
1954 - 1958: research assistant in public finance and international law for lawyer/lobbyist.
1951 - 1954: U.S. Air Force, 1st lieutenant. Philippines, Korea, Japan.
1948 - 1951: Georgetown University, B.S. in Foreign Service. Editor, Foreign Service News Letter; president, Samuel Gompers Labor Club.
1945 - 1947: U.S. Army, staff sergeant; then worked at Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
1944 - 1945: St. Louis High School, Honolulu; then Dole Pineapple Company

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 28, 2007 12:00am Obituary Charlie Chong, 1926-2007: Former councilman blazed trail in City Hall  Article Ralphie 
Sep 06, 2001 01:00am Profile Populist [Charlie] Chong taps anti-elitist sentiment  Article Ralphie 

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Importance? 6.00000 Average

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RACES
  09/18/2001 Seattle Mayor - Primary Lost 6.98% (-26.82%)
  11/02/1999 Seattle City Council - Pos. 7 Lost 44.91% (-10.19%)
  11/04/1997 Seattle Mayor Lost 43.43% (-13.15%)
  09/16/1997 Seattle Mayor - NP Primary Won 21.26% (+0.00%)
  11/05/1996 Seattle City Council - Pos. 6 - Special Won 56.84% (+13.69%)
  11/07/1995 Seattle City Council - Pos. 5 Lost 30.98% (-38.04%)
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