Monday, August 22, 2011

Sukhee Kang

Country of origin: South Korea

Sukhee Kang (Korean: 강석희; born September 15, 1952) is the current mayor of Irvine, California. Kang is a Korean American Democrat. On July 6, 2011, he announced his candidacy for the United States Congress. If elected, he will be the only Korean-American in Congress.

Mayor Sukhee Kang was first elected to the Irvine City Council in 2004 and was successfully re-elected in 2006. With his 2008 election, he became the first Korean-American to serve as Mayor of a major U.S. city. He was re-elected as Mayor with more than 64% of the vote in November 2010. Born and raised in South Korea, Mayor Kang and his wife Joanne immigrated to the United States in 1977 after his graduation from Korea University in Seoul.

To read more about Sukhee Kang, visit his wikipedia page, or see his bio here.

p.s. This should have been posted yesterday; I blame lack of sleep dealing with a failed AC unit in the machine room for the mixup! :-P

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