Southern California Chair Hon. Tammy Kim
Tammy Kim is a mother, a nonprofit leader, educator, community advocate, small business owner and former corporate executive. Tammy Kim was elected to the Irvine City Council in November 2020 in a historic win beating out thirteen other candidates to take first place. She won her seat with more than 43,700 votes, the highest vote count for any City Council candidate in the city’s history.
She is the Founder and Managing Director of the Irvine based non-profit Korean American Center (KA Center), a division of Korean Community Services, one of the largest social safety net providers in Orange County serving the Asian American community with programs ranging from eliminating health disparities, US citizenship and naturalization legal clinics, civic engagement, voter registration, healthcare advocacy, youth leadership, and cultural-based programs.
Tammy was elected to the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Orange County in March 2020. She is currently a delegate for the California Democratic Party, Board Member of the Korean American Democratic Committee, serves on California Ethnic Studies taskforce, and is former Chair of the Language Access Committee for the Orange County Registrar of Voters, where she still serves.