Korean-American Andy Kim elected to U.S. House of Representatives, defeating two-term Republican candidate

  • 6 years ago
Andy Kim, a Korean-American Democrat who has never held political office before,... has defeated two-term Republican Representative Tom MacArthur in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District.
He will become the first Korean-American to ever represent New Jersey in Congress when he's swore in in January.
He will also be the first Korean-American to serve in Congress in 20 years.
Kim was a national security official during the former Obama administration after earning a PhD in international relations at Oxford University.
Korean-American Republican Young Kim could join him in congress depending on the results of California's 39th district recount.