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{{tnr}}'''Sukhee Kang''' is a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[California's 45th congressional district elections, 2012|the 45th Congressional District]] of [[California]].
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{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''Sukhee Kang''' was a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[California's 45th Congressional District elections, 2012|the 45th Congressional District]] of [[California]]. King lost in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Kang's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://kangforcongress.com/?page_id=17 Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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*'''Creating Jobs and Getting Our Economy Moving Again
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: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."
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*'''Fiscal Responsibility and Balancing the Budget
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: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."
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*'''Protecting Social Security and Medicare
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: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."
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*'''Improving Education and Opportunity
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: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."
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*'''Protecting National Security
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: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."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[California's 45th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[California's 45th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
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Kang ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 45th Congressional District elections, 2012|45th District]].  He and district 48 incumbent [[John Campbell (California)|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.<ref name="cnnr"/><ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary/pdf/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf California Secretary of State, Official candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ Unofficial election results]</ref>
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=U.S. House, California District 45 Open
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|party=
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|winner1 = John Campbell (R)
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|Inc1 = Y
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|winner2 = Sukhee Kang (D)
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|candidate3 = John Webb (R)
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|votes1 = 54346
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|votes2 = 35182
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|votes3 = 17014
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}}
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==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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[[File:Sukhee Kang Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Kang's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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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>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=CA45&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Sukhee Kang 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 19, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = N
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|Chamber = U.S. House, California District 45
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $754,719
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|total spent = $754,627
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|opponent raised = $1,285,138
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|opponent spent = $1,421,706
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|org1 = Dura Coat Products
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|org2 = ActBlue
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|org3 = Vizio Inc
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|org4 = Applied Business Concepts
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|org5 = Bisearch
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|orgdonor1 = $21,250
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|orgdonor2 = $18,765
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|orgdonor3 = $11,250
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|orgdonor4 = $10,000
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|orgdonor5 = $10,000
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Real Estate
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|ind3 = Business Services
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|ind4 = Democratic/Liberal
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|ind5 = Chemical & Related Manufacturing
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|inddonor1 = $43,550
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|inddonor2 = $26,100
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|inddonor3 = $22,000
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|inddonor4 = $21,538
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|inddonor5 = $21,250
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|}}
  
Kang is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 45th congressional district elections, 2012|45th District]].  He and district 48 incumbent [[John Campbell (California)|John Campbell]] (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, [[blanket primary]], defeating [[John Webb]] (R).  They will now face off in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary/pdf/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf California Secretary of State, Official candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ Unofficial election results]</ref>
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==Personal==
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Kang and his wife, Joanne, have two children.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/70190/sukhee-kang#.UF9n_VEQc6U Project Vote Smart biography]</ref>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://kangforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/70190/sukhee-kang#.UF9n_VEQc6U Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/SukheeKang2012 Facebook page]
  
 
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Revision as of 11:42, 16 January 2014

Sukhee Kang
Sukhee Kang.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 45
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Irvine
2008-2012
Education
Bachelor'sKorea University, 1977
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 15, 1952
Place of birthSouth Korea
Websites
Campaign website
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Sukhee Kang was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 45th Congressional District of California. King lost in the general election.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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."

Elections

2012

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.[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"
U.S. House, California District 45 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell (R) Incumbent 51% 54,346
Green check mark transparent.pngSukhee Kang (D) 33% 35,182
John Webb (R) 16% 17,014
Total Votes 106,542

Campaign donors

2012

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]

Personal

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

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