First Korean-Amer­i­can woman elected to Congress

The Star Malaysia - - Focus -

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.

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