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California State SenateCandidate for District 4

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Phillip Kim

Community Organizer
142,817 votes (42.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Expanded and Improved Medicare for All
  • Rent Control and Affordable Housing
  • Workers' Rights, Union Organizing, and a Public Jobs Guarantee



Profession:Community Organizer / Musician
Labor Outreach Coordinator, Bernie 2016 Presidential Campaign (2015–2016)
Food Server / Shop Steward, Thunder Valley Casino Resort (2007–2014)


Cornell University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Government (2006)


My name is Phillip Kim and I have lived in Northern California for over 10 years. For 7 years I worked at Thunder Valley Casino where I was a proud union member and shop steward, always fighting for my coworkers.

Now I’m honored to work as a community organizer for a progressive nurses' union, continuing the fight for healthcare and social justice. Before moving to California I graduated from Cornell University in 2006 with a BA in government.

I am running for State Senate because we need a progressive voice for working people in the state legislature. Unfortunately politics has been corrupted by corporate money. The middle class continues to disappear, the healthcare system is broken and too expensive, and the cost of rent is skyrocketing.

I will challenge the insurance & pharmaceutical companies by pushing for a more efficient Medicare-for-All system that will guarantee healthcare for all Californians. I support a repeal of Costa-Hawkins to allow cities to have more effective rent control laws. I want to protect net neutrality and create public high speed internet.

I will fight for full funding for schools -- including music, art, other extracurriculars -- and free public college tuition. We can use public banking to develop better infrastructure and affordable housing. We should end mass incarceration and fix our racist criminal justice system. We need to ban fracking and rapidly shift to clean energy. And we have to protect our immigrant brothers and sisters.

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Videos (4)

— October 1, 2018 California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA)

Roseville, CA

— October 1, 2018 The Orion

Chico State

— October 1, 2018 League of Women Voters of Butte County

Chico State

Candidate Forum — October 1, 2018 Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce

Yuba City High School

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