|New York State Assembly District 40|
|January 1, 2013 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$172/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
Kim earned his B.A. from Hamilton College and his M.P.A. from Baruch College. His professional experience includes working as an advocate for the Parkside Group, serving as Regional Director, Government and Community Affairs, for the New York State Governors from 2007-2010 and working as a Policy Analyst for City Council.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kim served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Children and Families|
|• Corporations, Authorities and Commissions|
|• Governmental Operations|
|• Social Services|
Kim's campaign website highlights the following issues:
- Excerpt: "During summer of 2013, Ron's office held a town hall on affordable housing at the Macedonia Church and expected around 150 people to show up. More than 1,000 people showed up and some seniors lined up hours before the doors even opened. For the next few months, Ron's office helped more than 6,000 people (mostly older adults) apply for affordable housing."
Quality of life
- Excerpt: "Downtown Flushing continues to thrive economically and we will continue to see more growth in the future. Already, it is the second busiest district in the entire city. Consequently, we are also seeing more littering and dirtier sidewalks. With the help of the Flushing BID, community groups, and initiatives like Ron's CleanFlushing, we are determined to improve conditions in downtown Flushing."
- Excerpt: "In all parts of Queens (like Flushing, Murray Hill, Auburndale, and North Flushing) people are fed up with the airplane noise. Our office will continue to support groups like Queens Quiet Skies to alleviate this problem. If you have specific ideas or suggestions regarding how we can fix this problem, please share your thoughts here."
- Excerpt: "We need more efficient, effective, and equitable bus options for Flushing. Our constituents are complaining about the delays and overcrowding in our buses. Working families depend on public transportation and we must do a better job at providing the best services for them."
- Excerpt: "Our classrooms are overcrowded and we need more resources. Despite the record-breaking allocation of money this past budget cycle, we still have too many students in Flushing without access to computers and up-to-date text books."
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014
Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Ron Kim was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Philip Gim was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kim also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Kim defeated Gim in the general election.
|New York State Assembly, District 40 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Ron Kim Incumbent||67.2%||6,292|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Kim ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 40. He defeated Ethel Chen, Martha Flores-Vazquez, Yen S. Chouand Myungsuk Lee in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Kim defeated Philip Gim (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Assembly, District 40, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Ronald T. Kim||67.7%||13,460|
|New York State Assembly, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Ronald Kim Incumbent||27.1%||1,206|
Comprehensive donor information for Ron Kim is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ron Kim raised a total of $214,993 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Ron Kim's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Assembly, District 40||$214,993|
|Grand Total Raised||$214,993|
2012Ron Kim won election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Ron Kim raised a total of $214,993.
|New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ron Kim's campaign in 2012|
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$8,200|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$4,100|
|Spa Castle Inc||$4,100|
|New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council||$4,100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$214,993|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2012, Kim’s endorsements included the following:
Kim is married to his wife, Xilou.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Kim," accessed August 5, 2014
- Ron Kim's campaign website, "Community Issues," accessed October 8, 2014
- New York Board of Elections, "Certification for the September 9, 2014, State Primary Election," accessed December 17, 2014
- New York Board of Elections, "Primary results for September 9, 2014," accessed October 1, 2014
- New York Board of Elections, "NYS Board of Elections Assembly Election Returns November 4, 2014," accessed December 17, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Kim, Ron" accessed September 24, 2013
- State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
Inez Barron (D)
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