KAFO Fund's principal mission is to help elect more Korean American Democrats to office at all levels. Read the questionnaires that we use to vet candidates and meet the candidates that we have endorsed.
The KAFO Fund team has developed comprehensive questionnaires for Korean American Democratic candidates to explain their position on important policy issues that effect the American public as a whole, and the Korean American community specifically. The following questionnaires are available for local, state, and federal candidates.
Port Commission - Seattle, WA
Sam Cho is running for Port Commissioner in Seattle, Washington. A lifelong Washingtonian and son of South Korean immigrants, he learned the value of labor by helping his family operate their small dry cleaning business. It’s during this time that he learned firsthand the challenges faced by small businesses and working families. (even more so for immigrants). He is an entrepreneur and committed public servant with a proven track record. As the founder of an international export company with experience in both state and federal government, he possess a unique combination of skills and experience to steward economic development at the Port of Seattle for the people of King County. As port commissioner, he intends to emphasize shared prosperity awhile championing critical issues like environmental sustainability and human and labor trafficking.
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey, 3rd District
Congressman Andy Kim was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 and is running for re-election in 2020. He represents the Third Congressional District of New Jersey, which stretches from the Delaware River to the Atlantic Ocean encompassing most of Burlington County and parts of Ocean County.
Congressman Kim grew up in South Jersey, the proud son of Korean immigrants. His father and mother raised Andy and his sister in South Jersey because of the top notch public school system and safe communities.
Andy attended public K-12 schools and credits the quality of his education with helping him become a Rhodes Scholar and leading national security expert. Andy is a dedicated public servant, who believes service is a way of life. He worked as a career public servant under both Democrats and Republicans, and served at the Pentagon, State Department, the White House National Security Council, and in Afghanistan as an advisor to Generals Petraeus and Allen.