Young Kim

California 39th

Young Kim, Candidate for the House of Representatives, California 39th

Young Kim, Candidate for the House of Representatives, California 39th


50/50 by 2020 Political Action Committee is excited to announce Young Kim as our first Republican endorsed woman running in 2018. From her work in the California State Assembly, we can see that she is open to working across party lines to pass laws that are important to women such as protecting victims of domestic violence. She has also opposed the policy of separating children from their parents at the border.

“Young Kim is a community leader, businesswoman and public servant, all while being a mother to four children and wife to her husband Charles. As an immigrant to the United States Young Kim has a unique perspective on the American Dream, one that has led her to devote almost her entire adult life to community service.” {About}

If Young Kim wins, she will be the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress.

I believe that the partisan politics of Washington are holding our country back. As your representative I will fight to break the gridlock that has plagued our government and work across party lines to get results for the people of Southern California.
— Young Kim, Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, California 39

Candidate Brief

Running for: California 39, House of Representatives

Party: Republican

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, University of Southern California

Experience: “Kim’s career began as a small business owner and financial analyst. Her public service began more than 25 years ago, working for U.S. Representative Ed Royce, eventually becoming his Director of Community Operations. Continuing to expand her public service, Kim was elected to the 65th District of the California State Assembly in 2014. Despite long odds, Young Kim unseated a fully funded incumbent to become the first ever Korean-American Republican woman elected to serve in the State Assembly. As Assemblywoman, Kim was a champion for public safety causes. Kim championed a measure for protecting victims of domestic violence with her bill (AB 2078) that passed the Assembly with bipartisan support.” {About}

Why She’s Running: “I never thought 27, or almost 30 years ago, that being a public servant would be something that I really would enjoy and have greater satisfaction,” Kim said. {NBC News}

Among the issues important to Kim are creating jobs and keeping taxes low, as well as fighting to beef up education funding in science, technology, engineering and math. She also wants to reform the immigration system, increase border security and ensure those brought to the U.S. “as children without legal documentation are treated fairly and with compassion.” {NBC News}

Opponent: Gil Cisneros (D) NOTE: California had an open primary where the top two candidates continued to the general election. There were 17 certified candidates with Young Kim receiving the most votes.

Latest Polls: As of October 24, Cisneros is leading by less than 1% — statistical tie. {see FiveThirtyEight}

Recent Interview: From the LA Times: Meet Young Kim, an Asian American immigrant woman running for Congress under Trump's Republican Party

How you can help: Help us help Young and other women head the House! Donate Here You can also volunteer for Young — learn more here.

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