Taemin was recently recruited from Alliance For Youth Action (where he served as the Washington affiliate’s Program Director) to oversee WinPower’s grassroots programs for organizations and political campaigns. Taemin has been passionate about helping Progressives get elected and progressive organizations make change since 2014. His introduction to campaigns was as an organizer for a state senate campaign in Washington State. In 2015, he organized now- Washington State Representative Vandana Slatter’s Bellevue City campaign and soon after, he managed State Senator Mark Mullet’s successful 2016 reelection campaign, one of the most highly contested and top priorities to “defend” legislative races in Washington State for Democrats.
In May 2018 Taemin joined the Washington State Democrats as the King County Field Director where he helped Democrats elect U.S. Representative Kim Schrier and increase majorities in the Senate and House.
John has over thirty years of community organizing, political consulting, and creative direction experience. He has worked for most major Democratic elected leaders in Washington State including Maria Cantwell, Jay Inslee, Adam Smith, and Derek Kilmer.
He’s the only local Creative Director in Washington State to win both the Reed Award for “Best Local Political Television Ad” and an American Association of Political Consultants Pollie Award for “Best Local Direct Mail”. He has run organizing programs in New Jersey, Iowa, California, New Hampshire and Washington states.
He specializes in graphic design, photography, videography, video editing, and scoring.