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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 60

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Ken Park

Democratic
Small Businessman
8,478 votes (12.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Growing Our Economy: In order to re-stabilize our District, we must slash the red tape that creates barriers to entrepreneurship, and work to attract businesses to our district. I will work with local business owners to enhance our business climate.
  • Improving Education: We must provide teachers with the support they need to provide the best programs and learning experiences for students, retain quality teachers, and return affordability to our colleges
  • Serving Our Veterans: Too many of our veterans are unable to get a decent job, suffer from PTSD, or are homeless. This kind of thing should never happen. We need to support our veterans in their transition by getting them the resources they need.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Retired SCORE Senior Business Counselor
Retired SCORE Senior Business Counselor, SCORE (not availa–current)

Education

Myongji University Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration (1971)

Community Activities

President, Korean-American Association of Senior Citizens (not availa–current)
Member, Riverside County Democratic Party Central Committee (not availa–current)
Member, Corona Historic Preservation Society (not availa–current)
Member, Norco-Eastvale Rotary Club (not availa–current)
Member, Corona-Norco Democratic Club (not availa–current)

Biography

Ken Park is a retired SCORE Senior Business Counselor and small business owner, a commercial realtor, and longtime community leader in Southern California. With over forty years working in the business sector, Ken understands the needs of our small business owners and local economy. He has worked one-on-one with entrepreneurs to help them breakthrough and succeed, and has dedicated his work to creating a brighter future for the local families of our community.

Ken was born in South Korea to a poor family. He began his lifetime of service and leadership as a child, serving as a Boy Scout leader and attending the International Jamboree in Seoul. From his involvement, Ken became captivated by the international community and longed to study abroad. Unable to leave his parents and six younger siblings who depended upon his support, Ken joined the South Korea military and served for three years. 

After his service, Ken enrolled in college and graduated from MyongJi University. With a degree in Business Administration, Ken began to work for the state government promoting Korean trade across the world.

Following his work in Korea, Ken relocated to Canada where he began working as a Social Worker for the Salvation Army. Following his passion for business administration and economic development, Ken went on to pursue a job offering with the CDN National Railway Corporation. In less than seven years Ken became CDN’s Railroad Comptroller. 

In 1987, Ken and his family came to the United States. He became a small business owner of a Chevron gas station and, later, a vitamin store. Ken’s success and experience led him to become a Counselor for SCORE, offering business mentorship to other small business owners, and his work has created 3,000 small businesses in the Southern California region.

Today Ken is a realtor, husband, father, and proud American citizen. A community volunteer, he continues to assist local residents and small business owners to this day.

Who supports this candidate?

Individuals (48)

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $37,384

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of PARK, KEN
$21,500
2
Employees of John Haebyong Park
$1,500
3
Employees of Dr. Dong-Soo Kim, MD
$1,000
3
Dream Painting
$1,000
3
Employees of Jaekwon Kim
$1,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.68%)
Small contributions (2.32%)
97.68%

By Type:

From organizations (10.68%)
From individuals (89.32%)
10.68%89.32%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Our community is exceptional but we need leadership that leads on the issues that are important to us. From quality jobs to affordable educational opportunities, our community is calling for a representative that not only understands the issues we face, but has the experience to move our District forward.

As the community candidate, I’m ready to bring proven experience to Sacramento to put our District first and get results for families.

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