A host of Korean-American groups and leaders today threw their support to Gov. Chris Christie in his gubernatorial re-election bid.
The groups include the Korean American Chamber of Commerce and the Korean Pastors Association, while the leaders include Kenneth Yu, president of the Korean American Association of New Jersey.
“At the end of the day, we are judged not by what we say, but what we do. Governor Christie has backed up his words of commitment to the Korean-American community with his historic action – things that no governor has ever done before in the history of this state,” said Paul Yoon, past president of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association. “Governor Christie is a true friend to the Korean-American community. And that’s why I am proud to join with a broad cross-section of Korean-American leaders and organizations to endorse him for re-election.”
Last year, Christie nominated Phil Kwon to the state Supreme Court, the first-ever Korean-American nominated. However, Kwon's nomination was denied by the Democrat-controlled Judiciary Committee.
Here is a list of the groups and officials who backed Christie:
Overseas Korean Traders Association of New Jersey
Korean Marine Corps Veterans Association of New Jersey
Penel Concert Choir
New Jersey Taekwondo Association
Korean Pastors Association
Korean Real Estate Association of NJ
Korean American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
Hudson County Taekwondo Association
Eastcoast Korean Real Estate Association
Korean American Grocery Association
New Jersey Central Korean American Association
New Jersey Korean American Dry Cleaning Association
New Jersey Korean American Nail Association
New Jersey Korean American Beauty Salon Association
Paul Yoon, Immediate Past President, Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association
Kenneth Yu, President, Korean American Association of New Jersey
Andrew Kim, President, Korean American Civic Action Committee
Ki-Jung Kim, President, Korean American Veterans Association
Tae-Bok Kang, President, Korean American Senior Citizens Organization
Heather Choi, Chairman, Korean American Womens Association
John Chang, President, Korean American Association of Palisades Park
Choy Kyung Hee, Vice President, Holy Name Hospital - Korean Medical Program
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