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California State SenateCandidate for District 2

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Gene Yoon

Business Owner
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Problem: POLITICAL DIVISION Our country is torn apart into sides that don't recognize each other as American. Solution: BRING BACK CIVICS Our kids barely study U.S. government. Let's teach them - and ourselves - more civic virtue.
  • Problem: SYSTEMIC INCOMPETENCE Our politicians serve their biggest donors first, putting real people last. Solution: STOP STATE GRAFT Ban contributions to state politicians from any organization that does business with the government.
  • Problem: BROKEN CAPITALISM Our largest companies dominate our lives and ignore the value of real people. Solution: PUT PEOPLE FIRST Capitalism produces human progress when everybody has a chance, not just big companies.



Profession:Former tech exec, now community business lawyer
Chief Operating Officer, (2017–2019)
Group Product Manager, Google (2010–2015)
Vice President, Business Affairs, Linden Lab (2005–2009)
General Counsel, Airespace (2004–2005)
Attorney, Kirkland & Ellis (1996–1999)
Legislative Aide, New Jersey Senate Majority Office — Appointed position (1994–1994)
Honors Intern, Federal Bureau of Investigation — Appointed position (1991–1991)


New York University School of Law JD, Law (1997)
Princeton University AB, Politics (1992)

Community Activities

Neighborhood Group Lead, Firewise (2020–current)
Steering Committee, Lake County Prescribed Burn Association (2021–current)
Member, Integrity Institute (2022–current)
Mentor, The Forem (2021–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $54,765

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Gene Yoon
Employees of Country Law Office
Employees of Mighty Hive
Employees of Norwest Venture Partners
Employees of Instacart
Employees of RoboReruiter

More information about contributions

By State:

California 88.73%
Arizona 9.33%
New Jersey 0.40%
Texas 0.38%
Other 1.16%

By Size:

Large contributions (95.85%)
Small contributions (4.15%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.48%)
From individuals (99.52%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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