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Jay Kim


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1992 Republican CD-41 101753 Win
11-08-1994 Republican CD-41 82100 Win
11-05-1996 Republican CD-41 83934 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 27, 1939 in Seoul, South Korea
Married: June Oak Kim (m. ~1962, div. 1998), Jennifer Ahn (m. 1998)
University: University of Southern California (BS; 1967) (MS; 1980)
Military Service: Republic of Korea Army

1990-1991: Member, Diamond Bar City Council
1991-1992: Mayor, City of Diamond Bar
1998: Primary Candidate for CD-41 (Lost; 25.9%)
2000: Primary Candidate for CD-41 (Lost; 20.3%)

  • An incumbent who lost their party primary (in 1998).
  • LEGAL TROUBLES: In 1997, Kim and his wife pleaded guilty to charges of accepting and hiding $230,000 in illegal campaign donations from the Hyundai Motor America, Daewoo Internatonal Corp., Korean America and Samsung America companies. In March 1998, Kim was sentenced to two months home confinement under electronic monitoring.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []