Candidate for US Congress, Washington's 8th District
Kim is a pediatrician, a wife, and a mom with deep roots in the 8th District. She built a pediatrics practice in Issaquah, WA over the past 16 years, taking care of thousands of children and their families from all over the region.
Healthcare has always been Kim’s passion. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a teenager and her experience in doctors’ offices led to her career as a pediatrician.
Before deciding to run for office, Kim met with Congressman Dave Reichert’s staff to discuss Trumpcare and its effects on her patients and the district. Just days later, he voted for it in committee anyway, and refused to meet with his constituents in public town hall meetings to discuss it. She then decided that if he wasn’t going to do the job right, she would step up and do it herself.
Kim loves her job and patients. But the last election and the utter failure of this Congress to provide checks and balances—or to work together on just about anything—has compelled her to step up.
Kim is committed to improving our public schools, building the middle-class, protecting Social Security and Medicare from cuts, and keeping our air and water clean. As there are no women doctors in Congress today. Kim will provide a vital missing voice as Congress debates women’s healthcare, reproductive rights, and children’s health.
This race in Washington’s 8th District is listed as a toss up district.
Incumbent Dave Reichert announced his retirement from office and now Kim faces career politician Dino Rossi.
As a legislator, Rossi has revealed his deeply conservative anti-gay, anti-choice, anti-immigrant, and pro-gun views. In 1991, he opposed an initiative reaffirming Roe v. Wade, which banned abortion in the state of Washington. In his 1996 race for state legislature he bashed his Democratic opponent for sponsoring "a gay and lesbian art exhibit in the state capitol," (Seattle Times). In this same race his Republican primary opponents refused to endorse him because he was “borderline extreme right,”(Seattle Times).
Later, The Washington Conservative Union ranked him as a top five conservative voter in legislature.
This seat is flippable, but Kim needs your help to win. Support her campaign today to elect a woman doctor to Congress.