An immigrant to the United States, Young Kim has dedicated her life to public service and giving back to her community. She started her public service as Director of Community Relations and Asian Affairs for Congressman Ed Royce, where she was a key liaison to the local communities and advised Congressman Royce on issues pertaining to the Asian community.
Despite long odds in 2014, Young Kim unseated an incumbent Democrat to become the first-ever Korean-American Republican woman elected to serve in the State Assembly. As an Assemblywoman, Young Kim was a champion of public safety causes, low tuition rates, veterans, children, and victims of domestic violence.
In 2018, Young Kim ran for the 39th Congressional District and lost by a very narrow margin, despite being heavily outspent and is fighting in a rematch. Her race has been receiving national attention and this year, she has been honored by Politico as a Woman of Impact, and by the Marian Bergeson Series with the Lifetime Achievement Award.