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Ron Kim

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Ron Kim
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New York State Assembly District 40
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHamilton College
Master'sBaruch College
Office website
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.


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


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



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. 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.[1][2]

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.[3]

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


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



In 2012, Kim’s endorsements included the following:


Kim is married to his wife, Xilou.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Inez Barron (D)
New York Assembly District 40
Succeeded by