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Fourth Korean-American wins U.S. House election

All News 13:12 November 14, 2020

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, (Yonhap) -- Young Kim, a Korean-American Republican, won the U.S. House election in a Southern California district on Friday, U.S. media reported.

The former state lawmaker joined three other politicians of Korean descent elected to the House of Representatives in the Nov. 3 elections.

Kim, 57, was born in South Korea and grew up in Guam. She won 50.6 percent of the vote to beat Democratic incumbent Gil Cisneros by a margin of 1.2 percentage point in the 39th Congressional District anchored in Orange County, reports said. It was a rematch from 2018.

She joined Marilyn Strickland and Michelle Park Steel to become the first Korean-American women to serve Congress in its 230-year history.

Democrat Strickland, former mayor of Tacoma, won the race in Washington's 10th Congressional District, while Republican Steel claimed the 48th District in Orange County.

Democrat Andy Kim, a Korean-American man, won the race in New Jersey's 3rd District.

This image captured from Facebook shows Young Kim, a Korean-American Republican, who won the U.S. House election in a Southern California district. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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