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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 53

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Bryan Kim

Community Organizer
3,460 votes (2.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fight for universal health care
  • Invest in public colleges and trade schools so they will be tuition and debt-free
  • Get big money out of our politics so our democracy will work for average people instead of special interests and the rich



Profession:Community Organizer
Moderate Majority Foundation Inc, CEO (2013–2017)
Greenpeace USA, Senior Team Leader (2011–2013)


UC San Diego Bachelor of Arts, Literatures of the World, English and Spanish (required fluency in both languages) (2011)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (5)

Family reunification is a process that allows immigrants already residing in the U.S. to bring in additional family members. Do you support limiting this process? Why or why not?
Answer from Bryan Kim:

I do believe in familiy reuinification being limited to the immediate nuclear family. However, I think it is important to create an easier path to immigration for ALL immigrants, regardless of skill or nation of origin. 

Do you support expanding the current border wall between U.S. and Mexico? Why or why not?
Answer from Bryan Kim:

No. It is a waste of money that will fail to stem the tide of undocumented immigrants or keep our country safe. 

  Do you support creating additional regulations on gun ownership? Why or why not?  
Answer from Bryan Kim:

I do not support prohibition on firearms. I do support universal background checks, a closing of the private sale loophole, federal funding for peer-to-peer NICS checks, and mandatory reporting of prohibited persons from all 50 states and armed forces. 

  Should the U.S. remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? Why or why not?  
Answer from Bryan Kim:

While we should remain in NAFTA, I support re-negotiating the labor and environmental rights sections in order to make them more comprehensive and high-caliber. 

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Bryan Kim:

I support Bernie Sanders' Medicare For All Plan. 

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $35,216

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

Petroleum Marketers Association of America
Employees of Page, Daniell
Employees of Waters, Janet
Employees of Nilson, Virgil
Employees of Goetz, Thomas

More information about contributions

By State:

Virginia 70.55%
California 27.34%
Arizona 2.12%

By Size:

Large contributions (11.13%)
Small contributions (88.87%)

By Type:

From organizations (70.55%)
From individuals (29.45%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Bryan Kim is a progressive and a socialist who believes that the commanding heights of the economy -- energy, housing, healthcare, education, infrastructure -- should be democratically and collectively controlled for the common good. 

Videos (1)

— April 29, 2018 Bryan Kim for Congress

The candidate explaining in 1:30 why he is running for office. 

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