Students, community members, and local officials from all over Irvine gathered to support Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang’s run for Congress and his volunteer kickoff last Saturday, February 18th.
Mayor Kang spoke to a crowd of various supporters and stated enthusiastically that the achievements of Irvine’s city services are models of what he would implement in Congress. He also acknowledged that, with a new district and increasingly diverse electorate, he looks forward to replacing incumbent John Campbell (R) in a traditionally Republican seat.
As a South Korean immigrant to the United States, Kang is often claimed to be one of the best examples of the American Dream. Starting as a Circuit City salesmen, he soon worked his way as a senior executive of a small business. Kang has lived in Orange, Anaheim, and Irvine. First elected to Irvine’s city council in 2004, he soon became a stalwart for public education and service. These accomplishments soon led to his election as mayor in 2008.
After the volunteer kick-off, University High School and UCI students joined Mayor Kang to walk neighborhoods in Tustin, spreading Sukhee’s message to voters in the north part of the district. Voters seemed enthusiastic about a candidate who stood for issues that they cared about and was dedicated to the citizens he represented.
The 45th Congressional District includes large parts of Orange County, including Villa Park, Lake Forest, Irvine, Tustin, Laguna Woods, Rancho Santa Margarita and Coto de Caza.
Original text by reporter Xiao Di Yu, Irvine World News Network, Chinese community news
Translation and Photo by Andrew Ma
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