Republican 65th Assembly District candidate Young Kim, who is challenging the Democratic incumbent, Sharon Quirk-Silva, has apparently raised another $270K for her campaign, which she touted in the following message to her supporters (be sure to read her comments about transgender public school bathrooms!):
WE DID IT AGAIN! We had a very successful fundraiser last Friday where almost 380 people showed up and cheered me on as I prepare to throw my hat in the race for the State Assembly in 2014 for the 65th AD. Your presence was heartfelt, and every word of encouragement you offered to me was deeply appreciated.
I want to offer my special thanks to my boss Rep. Ed Royce, Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, Assemblymembers Curt Hagman, Don Wagner and Travis Allen, RNC National Committeeman Shawn Steel, BOE Vice Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Supervisor Shawn Nelson, Mayor Pro Tem Miller Oh and Councilman Fred Smith of Buena Park, Mayor Dave Shawver of Stanton, Councilman Peter Kim of La Palma, Councilwoman Mary Su of Walnut, Councilman George Ray of Cerritos, Chino Valley USD Boardmember James Na …. for personally attending and offering strong words of encouragement. Additionally, there were more than five dozen of appointed and community leaders in attendance, but we simply couldn’t recognize all of them!
I was very humbled by the large turnout, so much enthusiasm, and generous contributions. To date, in just two months, I have raised over $270,000 and continuing!
Who would have thought that when I started working for then State Senator Ed Royce some 20 plus years ago, that I will be running for an office myself! Before I met Ed Royce, I was working in the private sector, first as a Financial Analyst at First Interstate Bancorp, then as a Controller in a manufacturing firm in downtown Los Angeles.
It was around that time, in the early 90’s, I met Ed Royce and the rest is history as they say.
During the last two decades, working alongside Rep. Royce, I have done extensive work providing constituent services, assisting people from all the different communities that make up our diverse district.
I understand the problems when the constituents come to their elected officials for help. I know where to go to resolve their issues. I know, because I have personally handled hundreds of their cases.
Bottom Line: I know this district; I will be a compassionate and effective representative who knows how to get things done!
The 65th AD is traditionally a conservative district, representing the Northwest Orange County: Fullerton, Buena Park, La Palma, Cypress, Stanton, and West Anaheim. Our former Assemblyman, Chris Norby, lost the seat in 2012 – a very bad year – to Sharon Quirk-Silva.
Because the public employee unions and liberal special interest groups decided to work against us, we lost this seat to a liberal Democrat. As a result, we have allowed them to become a run-away Legislature, introducing and passing bills such as the infamous “transgender, bathroom bill” (AB1266) that allows boys claiming to be transgender to enter girls’ restrooms and locker rooms. Under this bill, which Gov. Jerry Brown just signed into law, the school districts are now required to spend precious resources on building “gender neutral bathrooms!”
It is worth noting that this bill was passed with the support of our current Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.
I don’t know how a mother of four children could cast a vote in favor of this bill. I would not have wasted my precious time on even entertaining such a bill when there are more pressing issues to deal with. Our state teeters on insolvency, cities are filing for bankruptcy, and businesses are leaving the state and taking their jobs with them.
We’ve got to focus on getting the house back in order and restore some sanity and common-sense management practices in Sacramento.
Let me tell you something. The people of our northwest Orange Countycommunity are a naturally conservative voting population with shared conservative values. We are family-oriented and faith-based households. We are highly entrepreneurial, hard-working middle class, small business owners.
Given the opportunity, I will work on improving education opportunities for all students, so they can be prepared to compete and prosper in their chosen fields. I will make public safety a priority again and stopping the early release of dangerous criminals. Improving our economy and making California business-friendly is critical so businesses can grow and create jobs. This can be done by cutting red tape and regulations. Let’s bring the gold back to our Golden State!
I am confident that I am the right candidate to do the job. I have an overwhelming number of (almost 100 to date) elected officials who believe that I am the right candidate and have already endorsed me. I have hundreds of supporters who are joining my Winning Team with strong financial support. So far, I am leading in both of these categories – endorsements and fundraising.
The timing is right for me to offer my service as your representative in Sacramento. As an Asian American, I fit the changing demographics of this new 65th AD which is about 1/3 Asian voters. We may have given the Democrats the 2/3 super majority, but this brings us an excellent opportunity to turn the tide around and rise again like a phoenix from the ashes.
I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work! Let’s do this together!