Koreans Americans for Political Action Announces Endorsement of David S. Kim for President-elect Biden nominee for Secretary of Transportation.

Washington, DC December 1, 2020 – The Board of Directors of Korean Americans for Political Action today announces that KAPA is endorsing David S. Kim for President-elect Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation. Kim is currently the Secretary of California State Transportation Agency, one of the largest agencies in California government with 40,000 employees across eight departments.

His leadership experience includes nearly eight years at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he served as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. Additionally, he has firsthand experience working for one of the largest transit providers in the country, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

In addition to his many years in Federal, State and local government, Kim has also worked in the private sector as the Vice President for Government Affairs at Hyundai Motor America.

“We are pleased to offer our endorsement of David S. Kim to be the nominee for Secretary of Transportation because he is the most qualified to lead an important agency facing transportation and infrastructure issues in the coming year,” said John Lim, Chair of the Board of KAPA.

“The Korean American community has known David and his family for several decades and has followed his career from the beginning when David was first hired by California State Senator David Roberti and then worked with Hon. Xavier Becerra, both in the California State Assembly and then later in Congress,” Lim continued.

“The Biden administration and America would absolutely benefit from David’s experience, expertise and ability to work across the aisle in achieving the important goals being set for improving transportation, building critical infrastructure, and combatting climate change.

It is for these reasons, that we urge all in the Korean American community to support this endorsement of David to be the nominee for Secretary of Transportation,” Lim concluded.




The Korean Americans for Political Action is a national non-partisan 501(c)4 non-profit dedicated to motivating, organizing and supporting Americans of Korean descent to become more directly involved in the American political process to promote legislation and policies that benefit Korean Americans and the American society.

For more information, please contact David L. Kim at (202) 573-3380, email at info@kapaction.org, or visit the KAPA website at www.kapaction.org