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==Campaign donors==
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Kang's reports.<ref>[ ''Federal Election Commission'' "Sukhee Kang's Summary Report," Accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
[[File:Sukhee Kang Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[ ''Open Secrets'' "Sukhee Kang 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 19, 2013]</ref>
{{Campaign finance reports
{{Congress donor box 2012
|Name = Sukhee Kang (2012)
|Chamber = U.S. House, California District 45
|Political Party = Democratic
|party = Democratic
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[ ''Federal Election Commission'' "Sukhee Kang April Quarterly," Accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
|total raised = $754,719
|Date 1 = April 15, 2012
|total spent = $754,627
|Beginning Balance 1 = 181437.01
|opponent raised = $1,285,138
|Total Contributions 1 = 34469
|opponent spent = $1,421,706
|Expenditures 1 = 21183.97
|org1 = Dura Coat Products
|Cash on Hand 1 = 194722.04
|org2 = ActBlue
|Report 2 = Pre-Primary <ref>[ ''Federal Election Commission'' "Sukhee Kang Pre-Primary," Accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
|org3 = Vizio Inc
|Date 2 = May 21, 2012
|org4 = Applied Business Concepts
|Beginning Balance 2 = 194722.04
|org5 = Bisearch
|Total Contributions 2 = 39849
|orgdonor1 = $21,250
|Expenditures 2 = 22068.16
|orgdonor2 = $18,765
|Cash on Hand 2 = 212502.88
|orgdonor3 = $11,250
|orgdonor4 = $10,000
|orgdonor5 = $10,000
|ind1 = Retired
|ind2 = Real Estate
|ind3 = Business Services
|ind4 = Democratic/Liberal
|ind5 = Chemical & Related Manufacturing
|inddonor1 = $43,550
|inddonor2 = $26,100
|inddonor3 = $22,000
|inddonor4 = $21,538
|inddonor5 = $21,250

Revision as of 14:52, 19 March 2013

Sukhee Kang
Sukhee Kang.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 45
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Irvine
Bachelor'sKorea University, 1977
Date of birthSeptember 15, 1952
Place of birthSouth Korea
Campaign website
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Sukhee Kang was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 45th Congressional District of California. King lost in the general election.[1]


Campaign themes


Kang's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • 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, representing California's 45th District. He and district 48 incumbent John Campbell (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating John Webb (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Campbell won.[1][3][4]

U.S. House, California District 45 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell Incumbent 58.5% 171,417
     Democratic Sukhee Kang 41.5% 121,814
Total Votes 293,231
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


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.[5]


Kang and his wife, Joanne, have two children.[6]

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