As an immigrant to the United States, Young Kim has a unique perspective on the American Dream. As a working mother, she worked in the private sector, in public service and founded numerous nonprofit organizations.
Kim’s career began as a small business owner and financial analyst. However, representing our area was always a calling that she would one day pursue. Her public service began more than 25 years ago, when Kim began to work for U.S. Representative Ed Royce, eventually becoming his Director of Community Operations.
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.
Young championed measure that kept tuition rates low and she delivered millions to local homeless veterans and children.
Young’s devotion to public service is the true epitome of the American Dream. Her run for the 39th Congressional District blazed a trail for working Americans.
Today, Young Kim and her husband Charles live in Fullerton, they are parents to four adult children.
Young’s story has inspired many-not only for immigrant children, but female business owners and American’s who believe they can achieve individual success despite race, gender and economic status and serve the community.