Meet Young Kim

I ran for Congress because I saw Washington politicians failing to deliver when our country needed it most. As an immigrant and one of the first Korean-American members of Congress, I am proudly serving California’s 39th District, making sure I hold self-serving politicians accountable, fix our broken political system, and end the partisan gridlock that has brought our country to a standstill.

I first came to this country as an immigrant and through hard work and determination achieved the American Dream. As an immigrant, small-business owner, and mother, I have spent my career in this community, fighting to give all Americans a chance to live their own dream.

As the first Korean American Assemblywoman to represent Southern California, I stood up for what is right and fought for victims of domestic violence, championed legislation to keep tuition at public colleges low, secured funding for veterans and homeless children, and fought tax increases that hurt middle-class families. I promised to be a bipartisan voice for families, workers and small businesses and kept that promise.

Now, I am representing this community in Congress and standing up to both parties to be the commonsense problem solver our community deserves in Washington.

Washington politicians have lost their way. The moment in history we face today demands that leaders leave their partisanship and political games at the door, and put the needs of “We The People” first. 

I understand that ‘politics as usual’ has not worked for anyone except those entrenched in the DC bureaucracy. Since arriving in Washington, I have worked with anyone and everyone who is interested in helping the people of California’s 39th district – regardless of politics or party affiliation. 

I’ve sought bipartisan solutions to fix our broken healthcare system. As a mother of a child with pre-existing conditions, I know the importance of quality accessible healthcare and prescription drugs that are affordable – and will help make that a reality for all families.

I’ve demanded that Washington  put the health and economic needs of families and small businesses first to ensure that our great country will remain standing as we combat COVID-19. 

I’ve stood up against Sacramento-style policies that raise taxes, weaken the economy, and kill jobs. I understand the frustration that working families have when they send too many of their hard earned dollars to the government.

Americans should expect nothing less from their leaders.