Andy Kim

Andy Kim

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ANDY KIM

NEW JERSEY DISTRICT 3

 

RACE SUMMARY: Defeated 2-term Republican Incumbent Tom MacArthur to become the second democrat to represent the 3rd district in 133 years. 

VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, GovTrack.us

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 7/12/1982

EDUCATION: University of Chicago (BA), Magdalen College, Oxford (MA, PhD)

OCCUPATION: Politician, Diplomat

FAMILY: Married, 2 children

CAREER:

  • U.S. House of Representatives, NJ-3 (2019 - present)
  • Director for Iraq, National Security Council (2013-2015)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. State Department (2009-2013)

COMMITTEES:

  • Armed Services
  • Small Business

ELECTED:  2018

 

 

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports a strong U.S.-Israel relationship
  • Stands behind military support and aid to help the Israeli people protect themselves from terrorist threats 
  • Supports continued funding of the Iron Dome 

 

CHOICE


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supports a women's right to make their own reproductive choices 
  • Voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act 

 

In His Own Words


“I'm proud to have voted to pass two important bipartisan [gun] bills through the House that will make our communities safer. These bills will ensure universal background checks and close the same loophole that helped lead to the tragic Charleston shooting in 2015” 1 

"As a former national security official in Obama’s White House, I understand that Israel’s security is vital to America’s national security interests. Israel is a thriving democracy in a troubled region and has been an essential partner to the United States over the past seven decades." 2

SOURCES: 1) kim.house.gov  2) 2018 Position Papers

 

Interesting Facts


He is a Rhodes Scholar, and studied international relations at the Magdalen College, Oxford. 

Served as a civilian advisor to General David Petraeus during the War in Aghanistan. 

First Democratic member of Congress of Korean descent, and just the second overall.