Young O. Kim is an American politician who formerly served in the California State Assembly as a Republican representing the 65th Assembly District, encompassing parts of northern Orange County.

She was elected to the Assembly in 2014 after unseating Democratic Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva. In 2016, in turn, Quirk-Silva unseated Kim in a rematch. [5] Prior to being elected to the Assembly, she was the Director of Community Relations and Asian Affairs for Congressman Ed Royce.

In 2017, Young Kim announced she would be running for Orange County Supervisor, a nonpartisan office in the 4th district which includes the cities of Fullerton, Placentia, La Habra, Brea and portions of Anaheim and Buena Park. [6]


2018 Election

In 2018, Young Kim won her race for California's 39th Congressional District. She defeated incumbent Gil Cisneros, becoming the first Korean-American to serve in public office. 


Immigration Reform

Young Kim believe sin improving Border Security​ while facilitating legal immigration. Young believes in the humane treatment of families arriving to the United States without legal documentation.[7]


Laissez-Faire Economics

Reduce unnecessary regulations, increase trade, and work with state and local leaders to create an environment where business can prosper and create good paying jobs.[7]


Endorsements

Congresswoman Mimi Walters​ endorsed Kim saying she was energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated. Other members of Congress, including Jeff Denham​, Steve Knight, Ed Royce​, David Valadao​, Darrell Issa​, Doug LaMalfa​, Devin Nunes​ and Kevin McCarty​, are among the politicians who endorsed her. [7]​ 


2014 California State Assembly

California's 65th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Young Kim21,59354.7
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva ( incumbent )17,89645.3
Total votes 39,489 100.0
General election
Republican Young Kim 42,376 54.6
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva ( incumbent )35,20445.4
Total votes 77,580 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2016 California State Assembly candidacy

California's 65th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva 42,89054.3
Republican Young Kim ( incumbent )36,02845.7
Total votes 78,918 100.0
General election
Republican Young Kim ( incumbent )
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva
Total votes ''

See also