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Young Kim


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-2014 Republican AD-65 42376 Win
11-08-2016 Republican AD-65 69941 Loss
11-06-2018 Republican CD-39 118391 Loss
11-03-2020 Republican CD-39 173946 Win
11-08-2022 Republican CD-40 161589 Win
11-05-2024 Republican CD-40 0

Candidate Biography:

Young O. Kim
Born: October 18, 1962 in Incheon, South Korea
Married: Charles J. Kim (m. ~1986)
Children: Christine, Alvin, Kelly, and Hannah
University: University of Southern California (BA; Business Administration, 1985)

1992-2013: Director of Community Relations and Asian Affairs, Congressman Ed Royce
2018: Early Primary Candidate for Orange County Board of Supervisors (Withdrew)

  • CLOSE CONTEST: Starting with a strong lead on election night 2018, Kim was ahead of Cisneros by 7941 votes (14%) at 9 pm and growing to 9398 votes by early on November 7th. By the end of the day, however, Kim's lead had narrowed to 3,871 votes. It narrowed again the following day to 3398 votes, and again to 2,672 votes on November 9th. By November 12th, the gap was less than 2000 votes and on November 13th, her lead narrowed again to 839 votes. On November 14th, Kim led by 122 votes. On November 15th, Cisneros took a 941-vote lead for the first time. By November 24th, Kim trailed by 6,433 votes.

Source: California Assembly Handbook (2015)