First Korean-American woman elected to Congress
Republican Young Kim, 56, suceeded Ed Royce in California’s 39th district. Kim also previously served as an assemblywoman in California.
She was born in Korea and grew up in Guam before moving to Hawaii and then California, where she attended the University of Southern California. She later ran several businesses. Kim identifies as a “woman of faith” and abides by conservative Christian values, opposing abortion and same-sex marriage. However, she is a self-proclaimed Trump-resistant Republican who disagrees with the president on immigration and trade.