|U.S. House, California, District 45|
|Mayor, City of Irvine|
|Bachelor's||Korea University, 1977|
|Birthday||September 15, 1952|
|Place of birth||South Korea|
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was a 2012 Democratic
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 45th Congressional District
. King lost in the general election.
Kang's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Creating Jobs and Getting Our Economy Moving Again
- Excerpt: "The current recession has impacted every American while Congress plays partisan games to protect their own jobs. We were losing 700,000 jobs per month when the President took office and although we have begun to climb back more must be done to help businesses grow and create good-paying jobs."
- Fiscal Responsibility and Balancing the Budget
- Excerpt: "There is a lot of talk in Washington about balancing the budget. As Mayor of Irvine, I balanced the budget in the depths of the worst recession in recent times. Two things enabled me to balance the budget – financial discipline during tough times and the foresight to build a reserve fund during better times. These are the same common sense principles that must be applied to balancing our federal budget."
- Protecting Social Security and Medicare
- Excerpt: "Our seniors paid into Social Security and Medicare throughout their working lives and are entitled to receive the benefits that they have been promised and deserve."
- Improving Education and Opportunity
- Excerpt: "Our country is falling behind in the race to prepare students to enter an educated workforce that can compete in the 21st century knowledge-based economy. American companies increasingly look for college-educated employees from other countries to fill jobs."
- Protecting National Security
- Excerpt: "We must provide our military and intelligence services the tools they need to keep us safe. We also must combine military force and intelligence gathering with diplomacy, improvements in homeland security, and intelligence reform to stabilize countries and prevent failed states from becoming havens for anti-American terrorists."
- See also: California's 45th Congressional District elections, 2012
Kang ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 45th District. He and district 48 incumbent John Campbell (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating John Webb (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Campbell won.
|U.S. House, California District 45 Open Primary, 2012
John Campbell (R) Incumbent
|Sukhee Kang (D)
| John Webb (R)
Breakdown of the source of Kang's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Kang did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Kang's campaign committee raised a total of $754,719 and spent $754,627.
|U.S. House, California District 45, 2012 - Sukhee Kang Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Sukhee Kang's campaign committee|
|Dura Coat Products||$21,250
|Applied Business Concepts||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Chemical & Related Manufacturing||$21,250
Kang and his wife, Joanne, have two children.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 CNN, "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center," accessed December 1, 2012
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
- ↑ California Secretary of State, "Unofficial election results," November 6, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets, "Sukhee Kang 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 19, 2013
- ↑ Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 2, 2014