Bellevue: The Road to the American Dream

Excerpt from “The Eastside express lane to the American Dream” by Eric Scigliano, co-produced by Seattle magazine and Crosscut.com:

Conrad Lee was an early adopter of the immigrant suburban ethos. He came to the States from Hong Kong in 1958 – one soul in the mid-century “forgotten wave” of Chinese immigrants – moved to Seattle in 1962 and became an engineer at Boeing. In 1967 he crossed the lake to Bellevue and never left. In 1994, he was elected to Bellevue’s city council. Today, he is its …

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Mayor Lee: Thoughts on Eastside Immigration

Excerpts from Mayor Lee’s interview with Michelle Tolfa of Seattle Magazine for a future feature article on immigration on the Eastside:  

I was born in China, raised in Hong Kong, came to the States in 1958, graduated with a B.S. in engineering from University of Michigan in 1962, and came to Seattle to work for Boeing. I was elected to Bellevue City Council in 1994 and Mayor in 2012.

Would you say that the quality of schools and education in Bellevue is a large part of …

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