Kim Young Becomes First Korean-American Woman Elected To US Congress

As women continue to shatter barriers in the United States Midterm elections, Kim Young has emerged first Korean-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The republican garnered 51.4 percent of the votes cast against 48.6 percent by Democrat Gil Cisneros to clinch a seat to represent California’s 39th district.
Kim Young
Her congressional district, which includes parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, is two-thirds Asian and Latino.
Also, Young is expected to succeed outgoing Representative Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who she worked with for two decades, when he was a state senator and a Congressman

Prior to her involvement in politics, Young, 65, immigrated to the US from South Korea in 1975, living in Guam and Hawaii before moving to California for college.

She noted that her interests in the congress would serve every member of her constituency irregardless of race adding that she would work to improve bilateral relations and resolve issues facing the local Korean community, including trade, immigration, campaigns for women amongst others.



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