"To represent such a diverse district as an Asian-American... is historic"

Young Kim would be the first Korean-American congresswoman.

IJR reports that Young Kim would make history by being the first Korean-American congresswoman.

Going against Gil Cisneros to represent California’s 39th District, Kim is largely regarded to have beaten her opponent.

Kim came to the United Sates from South Korea in 1975 and has worked as a small business owner. She also ran her own TV show LA Seoul with Young Kim and her own radio show Radio Seoul – a platform on which she discussed political issues facing Korean Americans.

The Republican politician said she was proud to represent Asian Americans. “For me, to represent such a diverse district as an Asian-American, and to think that I would be the first Korean-American woman to serve in Congress, it is historic,” Kim said.

“But more than the historic significance of it, I’m just excited that we have an opportunity to elect a female representative who fits this district, who’s worked in this district, who has raised and built a family here.”

“I am an immigrant myself. I’m talking about fairness, compassion, and securing the border,” Kim added. “When I talk about fairness, I’m talking about people like me and many others who come here waiting in line for their chance at the American dream. Coming here legally.”