Phillip TK Yin

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January 2016 publicity photo for Yin's campaign for lieutenant governor

Phillip TK Yin is a 2016 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Washington State.[1] Previously, Yin was a business and political anchor/reporter for CNBC, Bloomberg News and CCTV America. In business, Yin launched Charles Schwab's portfolio management business in Hong Kong and managed the Swiss-based Unifund. Following Lehman’s bankruptcy, Phillip helped lead and investigate credit derivatives mess which later led to the recovery of $1.8 billion on behalf of over 40,000 individual investors.

Early life and education[edit]

Yin was born in Mesa, Arizona, but moved to Yakima, Washington a few months later.[2] Yin went to Eisenhower High School in Yakima, where he played tennis.

He holds an International MBA from Georgetown University and an undergraduate business degree from the University of Washington.[3][4] He also completed a special summer program at Harvard Business School.[3]

In 2015, Yin Phillip launched his Phil and Friends American Dream Foundation Scholarship Fund with the University of Washington, awarding scholarships to 10 students.

Political activity[edit]

In 2011, Yin considered running as a Republican and challenging sitting senator Maria Cantwell in the 2012 United States Senate election in Washington State.[5] However, he exited the race due to fundraising concerns.[6]

On January 22, 2016, Yin announced on Sina Weibo that he was running for Lieutenant Governor of Washington State.[2] After losing that race he declared for the Bellevue City Council.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Yin's parents Eric and Harriet are immigrants from Hong Kong, and he is a native of Washington state.[6][4][8] His wife is from Hong Kong, and the two met and fell in love there. Yin has three daughters, Kelsey, Katie and Kelly[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Feng Zhaoyin (29 January 2016). "端專訪:昨日央視主播或成明日美國副州長?". Initium Media (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Yang Jie (22 January 2016). "Former CCTV anchor running for US lieutenant governor". China Daily. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "About hosts". CCTV English. 6 February 2012. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Bryan Myrick (15 September 2011). "Bloomberg TV Anchor Phillip Yin Confirms Interest in Senate Run to Unseat Cantwell in 2012". NW Daily Marker. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Former TV anchor plans to challenge Sen. Cantwell for Senate seat". King 5. 26 September 2011. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Assunta Ng (9 February 2012). "For Phillip Yin, after one dream fizzles, another lands on a silver platter". Northwest Asian Weekly. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  7. ^ https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx?requesttype=filing&cid=2742#cnd2653
  8. ^ Javier C. Hernandez (5 February 2016). "Ties to Chinese State Media Overshadow an Election Campaign in U.S.". New York Times. Archived from the original on 6 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 

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