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
After weeks of speculation, the direction of the Newark mayoral race may take an important turn today as prominent members of the Payne political family gather at Newark's Robert Treat Hotel at 11:30 a.m.
The campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries has called a press conference at which both U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-10) and Essex County deputy chief of staff and former state Assemblyman William D. Payne will be present.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Bridget Anne Kelly’s attorney says lawmakers rushed to judgement An attorney for former top Gov. Chris Christie administration official Bridget Anne Kelly filed paperwork arguing his client shouldn’t have to comply with a legislative subpoena. The documents, filed by Kelly attorney Michael Critchley, argues lawmakers rushed to judgment...
By Suzanne M. Walters When unions representing local police and firefighters cannot agree to new contract terms with local governments, State law mandates that the parties submit to binding arbitration. A third-party referee, then, sets the... Read More >
"The governor has allowed political cronyism to continue and even flourish, rather than stamp it out, with some of his closest confidants enriching themselves through millions of dollars in state contracts, and legal and lobbying fees, an Asbury Park Press review of thousands of pages of campaign, lobbying and contracting documents found."- The Asbury Park Press
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.