Young Kim has been an active community leader in Orange County for more than two decades. Young Kim’s work background is diverse with a combination of private sector and public sector experience. Young has worked as a small businesswoman, financial analyst/controller, television talk show host and Director of Community Relations and Asian Affairs for Congressman Ed Royce all right here in Orange County. Since being elected to the Assembly in 2014 Young Kim has been an active voice for the constituents of the 65th Assembly District.
Leadership isn’t new to Young Kim, she has been a leader her entire life. Young is the first ever Korean-American elected to represent Orange County in the Assembly. As Assemblywoman Young Kim hasn’t been afraid to take on the status quo and fight for our community. On her first day as our Assemblywoman, Young introduced a bill freezing tuition rates for college students to combat the rising costs of education. She also co-authored legislation to offer tax relief at the gas pump.
As a member of the Education Committee, Young represents the voice of students and parents and is a leading voice to convert one of our local public schools into a charter school. She joined the fight to guarantee that every student has the right to receive a quality education.
Young’s passion in representing the community doesn’t end with her public service. She has been the founding member, or served on, the boards of more than a dozen local foundations and non-profits, including the World Affairs Council of Orange County, International Leadership Association, Fullerton Public Library Foundation and the California Women’s Leadership Association.
Young is married to Charles Kim. They are the proud parents of four children (ages 28, 26, 24, and 20) who attended Fullerton’s public schools.