Carol Kim

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Carol Kim
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Former candidate for
San Diego City Council, District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Master'sNational University
Campaign website
Carol Kim was a 2014 nonpartisan candidate for District 6 of the San Diego, California City Council.


Kim holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.A. in Education from National University. Her professional experience includes working as an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, as the Prevention-projects Manager at the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York and as a Research Associate at WestEd, an education non-profit.[1]


Police salaries

In September 2014, Kim proposed raising San Diego police salaries by 20% over a span of four years. According to U-T San Diego, Kim argued that this measure would increase police force retention and recruitment.[2]

Campaign themes


On her campaign website, Kim addressed the following issues:[3]


  • Excerpt: "I've spent my life in education because I care about our kids and families. I will work across party lines, coordinating the City and school systems to reduce class sizes, cut overhead so money goes directly to classrooms, and invest in after-school programs and career technical education."

Urban infrastructure

  • Excerpt: "I will make government more efficient and use those savings to fund improvements in police, fire, and medical response times. [...] Let's get our streets in good repair, our infrastructure updated, and our neighborhood services like libraries, parks, and recreational programs strengthened and ready to support our expanding needs. I will ensure that our kids - yours and mine - have safe and healthy neighborhoods in which to live, play, and go to school."

San Diego economy

  • Excerpt: "Small businesses are the engine of growth for our communities; two out of three jobs in the U.S. are generated by small businesses, and they are the reason that communities flourish. I will work hard to support the start-up and growth of small businesses in our district. I will be a voice for small businesses on the City Council to ensure they are given a fair chance to compete with the downtown special interests that take advantage of loopholes and giveaways."



See also: San Diego, California city council elections, 2014

The city of San Diego, California held elections for city council on November 4, 2014 A primary election was held on June 3, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 6, 2014.

In District 6, Chris Cate and Carol Kim advanced past Jane L. Glasson, De Le and Mitz Lee in the primary election. Cate defeated Kim in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4][5][6]

San Diego City Council District 6 Primary Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Cate 47.2% 10,270
Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Kim 31.6% 6,880
Mitz Lee 12.5% 2,717
Jane L. Glasson 4.6% 1,012
De Le 4.1% 895
Total Votes 21,774
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters - Official primary election results



In 2014, Kim's endorsements included the following:[7]

  • San Diego County Democratic Party
  • Run Women Run
  • San Diego Municipal Employees Association
  • San Diego City Firefighters ALF-CIO Local 145
  • Emily's List
  • Planned Parenthood
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Asian American Pacific Islander Democratic Club of San Diego
  • Clairemont Democratic Club
  • The Sierra Club

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