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}}{{tnr}}'''Ronald T. "Ron" Kim'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 40 since 2013.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ronald T. "Ron" Kim'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 40|District 40]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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==Biography==
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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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/112376/ron-kim#.Udxq0FOhvt4 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Kim," accessed August 5, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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|Committee5 = Social Services
 
|Committee5 = Social Services
 
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Kim's campaign website highlights the following issues:<ref>[http://www.ronkim.com/community_issues ''Ron Kim's campaign website'', "Community Issues," accessed October 8, 2014]</ref>
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'''Affordable housing'''
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:*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."
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'''Quality of life'''
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:*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."
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:*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."
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'''Transportation'''
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:*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."
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'''Education'''
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:*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."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{NY HD40 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Kim ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 40. He defeated [[Ethel Chen]], [[Martha Flores-Vazquez]], [[Yen S. Chou]], and [[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. <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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Kim ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 40. He defeated [[Ethel Chen]], [[Martha Flores-Vazquez]], [[Yen S. Chou]]and [[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.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/CandidateList09132012PrimaryCandidatesAll.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/2012PrimaryResultsSept.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/AD_04-09-2013.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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|winner1 = Ronald T. Kim
 
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|candidate2 = Philip Gim
 
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====Endorsements====
 
*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Ron Kim
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|Full name = Ron Kim
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|year = 2012
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|Editdate = September 24, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1417244 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Kim, Ron" accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 214993
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012| New York State Assembly, District 40]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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|office= New York State Assembly
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 214993
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|org1 = New York State Trial Lawyers
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|org2 = International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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|org3 = Spa Castle Inc
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|org4 = New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council
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|org5 = H-Mart Companies
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|orgamount1 = 8200
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|orgamount2 = 4100
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|orgamount3 = 4100
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|orgamount4 = 4100
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|orgamount5 = 4100
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|}}
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==Scorecards==
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{{New York legislature scorecards|Begin=2013|End=2020}}
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==Endorsements==
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===2012===
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In 2012, Kim’s endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
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*32BJ/SEIU
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==Personal==
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Kim is married to his wife, Xilou.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[New York State Assembly]]
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*[[New York State Assembly#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[New York State Legislature]]
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*[[New York state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
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* [http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Ron-Kim Office website]
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* [http://www.ronkim.com/ Official campaign website]
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* [http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Ron-Kim Profile from the New York State Assembly]
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* [http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000275/ron-kim/ Profile from Open States]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/AssemblymanRonKim Campaign Facebook page]
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* [https://twitter.com/RonKim40 Ron Kim on Twitter]
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* [https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronkim Ron Kim on LinkedIn]
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* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/112376/ron-kim#.Udxq0FOhvt4 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [https://votesmart.org/candidate/112376/ron-kim#.Udxq0VOhvt4 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=154593 2012]
  
 
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Ron Kim
Ron Kim.jpg
New York State Assembly District 40
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHamilton College
Master'sBaruch College
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ronald T. "Ron" Kim is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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
Housing
Social Services

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Kim's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Affordable housing

  • 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."

Transportation

  • 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."

Education

  • 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."

Elections

2014

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.[3][4][5]

New York State Assembly, District 40 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Kim Incumbent 67.2% 6,292
     Republican Philip Gim 32.8% 3,077
Total Votes 9,369

2012

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.[6][7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRonald T. Kim 67.7% 13,460
     Republican Philip Gim 32.3% 6,409
Total Votes 19,869
New York State Assembly, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Kim Incumbent 27.1% 1,206
Yen Chou 23% 1,022
Ethel Chen 22.3% 993
Myungsuk Lee 15% 666
Martha Flores-Vazquez 12.6% 560
Total Votes 4,447

Campaign donors

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.[9]

Ron Kim's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 40 Won $214,993
Grand Total Raised $214,993

2012

Ron 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
H-Mart Companies$4,100
Total Raised in 2012$214,993
Source:Follow the Money

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[10]

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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Kim’s endorsements included the following:[11]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Personal

Kim is married to his wife, Xilou.

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Preceded by
Inez Barron (D)
New York Assembly District 40
2013–present
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