Sukhee Kang

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Sukhee Kang
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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 representing 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, representing 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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