Republican Nominee for U.S. Congress, California's 39th District
In 2014 and despite the long odds, Young Kim unseated an incumbent Democrat to become the first Korean-American Republican woman elected to serve in the California State Assembly. Today, Young is using that same determination and drive in her congressional campaign for 39th district of California.
“I believe that the partisan politics of Washington is holding our country back. As your representative I will fight to break the gridlock that has plagued our government and work to get results for the people of Southern California,” Young said.
As an immigrant to the United States, Young’s unique perspective on the American Dream has led her to devote her life to public service and giving back to her community. Young’s career in public service has inspired others who believe in the American Dream that any individual can achieve success and serve their community despite race, gender and economic status.
A working mother of four, Young started her career as a small business owner and financial analyst. More than 25 years ago, she began public service in former U.S. Rep. Ed Royce’s office, eventually becoming his Director of Community Operations.
Young is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series. In 2019, she was honored as one of only four “Women of Impact” from POLITICO at its national Annual Women Rule Summit. She was also recognized as one of the “Orange County’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019” by the Orange County Register.
Dedicated to community involvement, Young founded and continues to serve on the board of directors for numerous local non-profit organizations.
Young is a member of Fullerton Republican Women Federated. To learn more about her campaign, visit her website or Facebook page.