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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 39

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Young Kim

Small Business Owner
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promoting economic policies that strengthen our economy, lower taxes on Californians, create local jobs, and allow small businesses to thrive.
  • Making healthcare and prescription drugs affordable and accessible for all Americans, while protecting those with pre-existing conditions.
  • Keeping crime rates low by ensuring our local law enforcement have the resources necessary to protect our families and communities.

Experience

Biography

 

 

An immigrant to the United States, Young Kim’s unique perspective on the American Dream has led her to devote her life to public service and giving back to her community.

 

A working mother of four, Young started her career as a small business owner and financial analyst. Young began public service in former U.S. Representative Ed Royce’s office over 25 years ago, eventually becoming his Director of Community Operations.

 

Despite long odds in 2014, Young Kim unseated an incumbent Democrat to become the first ever Korean-American Republican woman elected to serve in the California State Assembly. As an Assemblywoman, Young fought for public safety causes, low tuition rates, veterans, children, and victims of domestic violence.  As a legislator, Young championed a measure that kept tuition rates low and reserved millions to aid homeless veterans and children. Kim also authored AB 2078, a bill protecting domestic violence survivors, that passed the Assembly with overwhelming, bipartisan support.

 

Young Kim’s career in public service has inspired and shown fellow immigrants, working mothers, female business owners, and any American who believes in the American Dream that any individual can achieve success and serve their community despite race, gender and economic status.

 

Young is a proud recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series. In 2019, Young was honored as one of only four “Women of Impact” from POLITICO at its national Annual Women Rule Summit. She was also recognized as one of the “Orange County’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019” by the Orange County Register.

 

Dedicated to community involvement, Young has founded and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for numerous local non-profit organizations.

 

Young and her husband Charles reside in La Habra and are the proud parents of four grown children.

 

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $1,301,866

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

1
Employees of Western National Group
$11,200
2
Employees of Turbo Air
$11,000
3
Majority Committee PAC (MCPAC)
$10,000
4
Employees of Zion Enterprises
$7,600
5
Employees of 1st Financial Bank USA
$5,600
5
Employees of Allied Professionals Insurance Service
$5,600
5
Employees of Anderson Seafoods Inc.
$5,600
5
Employees of Anduril
$5,600
5
Employees of BP
$5,600
5
Employees of California Nutrition Corp.
$5,600
5
Employees of Caribou Industries Inc.
$5,600
5
Employees of Charles Schwab
$5,600
5
Employees of Craig Realty Group
$5,600
5
Employees of General Building Maintenance
$5,600
5
Employees of Hitchcock Automotive
$5,600
5
Employees of Honit Management, Inc
$5,600
5
Employees of Hutton Companies
$5,600
5
Employees of James Worldwide
$5,600
5
Employees of Jonathan Tong, Md
$5,600
5
KI Cook's Tires and employees
$5,600
5
Employees of Pence Wealth Management
$5,600
5
Employees of Primior
$5,600
5
Employees of quarry capital
$5,600
5
Employees of Shawn Steel Law Firm
$5,600
5
Employees of Sky & Sea Corp.
$5,600
5
Employees of Third Point
$5,600
5
Employees of United Exchange Corp
$5,600

More information about contributions

By State:

California 81.75%
New York 2.68%
Georgia 2.41%
District of Columbia 2.14%
Other 11.03%
81.75%11.03%

By Size:

Large contributions (77.92%)
Small contributions (22.08%)
77.92%22.08%

By Type:

From organizations (9.37%)
From individuals (90.63%)
9.37%90.63%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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