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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

Asamblea Estatal de CaliforniaCandidato para Distrito 68

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Steven S. Choi

Pequeño empresario, asambleísta
96,611 votos (53.1%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Lucharé contra la corriente de continuos aumentos de impuestos y tarifas presentados por los políticos de Sacramento.
  • Lucharé contra las regulaciones y malas leyes que acaban con los empleos y los negocios, que han convertido a California en un entorno regulatorio tan hostil y que han dificultado que nuestra economía prospere como debería.
  • Derogaré muchas de las leyes que han quitado el control local y han transferido el poder a los políticos en Sacramento, especialmente en el área de la educación.



Profesión:Pequeño empresario/asambleísta
Miembro de la Asamblea, Distrito 68, Asamblea General del Estado de California, — Cargo elegido (2016–actualment)
Alcalde, Ciudad de Irvine — Cargo elegido (2012–2016)
Fundador, Doctor Choi's Academy (2000–2015)
Miembro del Concejo, Concejo de la Ciudad de Irvine — Cargo elegido (2004–2012)
Síndico, Junta de Educación, Distrito Escolar Unificado de Irvine — Cargo elegido (1998–2006)


University of Pittsburgh Ph.D., Ciencias Bibliotecarias y de la Información (1976)
Louisiana State University MS, Ciencias Bibliotecarias (1971)
Kyung Hee University BA, Lengua/Literatura/Letras Inglesas (1966)


Steven Choi was elected to the California State Assembly in 2016 to represent the 68th District. He was previously elected Mayor of Irvine in 2012 and re-elected in 2014. He was elected to the City Council for the first time in 2004 and re-elected to a second term in 2008. Previously, he was elected as a Trustee of the Irvine Unified School District in 1998 and re-elected in 2002.


Steven is a passionate and experienced educator. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea, he immigrated to the United States as a Peace Corps language instructor for the State Department in August, 1968. He then continued his post-graduate studies, earning his master’s degree in Library Science from Louisiana State University, and his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Since then, he resumed his teaching career, primarily in higher education at several universities and colleges including USC, UCI, California State University, Los Angeles, Henderson State University in Arkansas, Saddleback College, and most recently, Coastline Community College.


In many ways, Steven’s vision for California and Orange County is to improve the quality of life for its citizens by assuring responsible growth, effectively managing traffic, using his experience leading one of America’s safest cities to improve public safety throughout the state and Orange County, and providing quality education for our children, while bringing fiscal stability and growth to the State.


Orange County’s cultural and ethnic diversity and harmony serves as a very important role on Steven’s agenda. Enthusiastic about expanding Orange County’s cultural diversity, he has organized and participated in many large scale regional events such as the Global Village Festival and Korean American Day Festival. He also values Orange County’s wonderful assets comprising of its natural beauty, high standard of living, and high intellectual standards. Most importantly, he is strongly aware of the importance of listening to the voices of Orange County residents.


As an Assemblyman, he sends out legislative news highlights via his eNewsletter on a steady basis, encouraging residents to get involved by asking for their opinions on particular issues and legislative proposals discussed in the State Assembly.


Hoping to provide a sufficient educational and desirable experience for Orange County residents, he is exceptionally committed to supporting programs for children and senior citizens. Steven contributed to Orange County’s education as the founder and director of highly academically successful Dr. Choi’s Academy. For more than a dozen years, the Academy focused on providing tutoring and academic enrichment programs for students. Alongside Steven, his wife, Janie, has also been serving Orange County children since 1990 with Kumon Math and Reading academic program.


Steven brings his wide breadth of experience to the State Assembly, having served on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the Orange County Sanitation District. He also served on several other important boards, including: Orange County Great Park, Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), Orange County Vector Control District (OCVCD), Orange County Public Library Advisory Board, the President’s Advisory Council at Concordia University, and the President’s Advisory Council of George Mason University-Korea.


He and his wife Janie have lived in Irvine since 1993, where they raised their children Daniel, now an anesthesiologist, and Michelle, an attorney.


¿Quién proporcionó dinero a este candidato?


Dinero total recaudado: $352,396

Principales contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al candidato, por organización:

Steven S. Choi
Altria Group
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
Edison International
Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association

Más información acerca de contribuciones

Por estado:

California 89.73%
Michigan 1.70%
North Carolina 1.25%
Washington 0.99%
Other 6.32%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (99.89%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (0.11%)

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (57.74%)
De individuos (42.26%)
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Secretaría del Estado de California de MapLight.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

My values reflect those of our district. As a small business owner, I’m bringing real-world, job creating experience to Sacramento. As Mayor, I led America’s Best Run City and the Safest Big City in America. As a husband and father, I raised my family in the 68th District, and my children graduated from our public schools here.

As your representative in the California legislature, my commitment to you is straightforward:

I will fight against the stream of continuous tax and fee increases constantly put forward by Sacramento politicians.

  • I will introduce legislation for business development and job creation, such as AB 2932 for our community and California.

Californians need:

  • Tax relief so that more money stays in family budgets rather than in the state budget.
  • Elected leaders who are committed to fostering business development, economic growth, and job creation.
  • To restore local control and authority rather than allowing the state bureaucrats to control our daily lives.

These are just some of the important areas that I am focusing on as your representative. I know trying to bring common sense to the State Capitol is a daunting task, but together – we can do it! Together, let’s make California a better place to live.

It is my privilege and honor to serve the people of the 68th Assembly District. 

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