Charlie Kim: 2024 candidate for U.S. House 14th District representative


Party: Republican

Office Sought: U.S. House 14th District

City: Aurora

Age: 57

Occupation: Business owner and Non-profit government supported organization

Previous offices held: n/a

What must be done to achieve a consistent national policy on immigration, not just in terms of what such a policy should be but also in terms of getting a policy through the Senate?

We must ensure the enforcement of the Secure the Borders Act of 2023, as outlined in both Title One and Title Two. According to these provisions, it is mandated that any individual entering the United States without authorization must first seek asylum in Mexico before considering the option of seeking asylum within the US.

Do you believe the nation's election system and those of the individual states are secure and fair? If not, what must be done to improve them?

I believe that despite its appearance of fairness, the current electoral system is compromised by inherent biases and inadequate training at the polls, resulting in numerous errors. The lack of proper oversight only worsens these issues. To address this, we must implement comprehensive training programs at polling stations to meticulously scrutinize each vote. This will safeguard the integrity of the electoral process and ensure strict adherence to electoral laws.

What responsibilities does the United States have toward protecting the security of our allies or other countries where democracy may be threatened? In particular, what are our responsibilities toward Israel and Ukraine?

I firmly believe that aligning with Israel is not just strategically vital for the United States but also symbolically powerful, showcasing our commitment to defending democratic principles on the global stage. Similarly, I advocate for providing support to Ukraine, seeing it as a moral duty to assist sovereign nations that uphold democratic values. Strengthening such nations not only reinforces democracy but also enhances collective security and stability worldwide.

Is the world in a climate crisis? If so, what role should the federal government play in addressing it?

I contend that the United States should allocate equitable funding to combat climate change, matching its financial contributions with other nations. This approach, he believes, ensures fairness and avoids placing undue burden on American taxpayers. Advocating for parity in financial commitments, Charlie underscores the significance of prioritizing America's interests while recognizing its global responsibilities. The hashtag #AmericaFirst encapsulates this stance, representing a commitment to advancing national interests while addressing global challenges like climate change.

How would you describe the working relationships in the U.S. House today? What can be done to promote more effective government in Congress, and what will you do personally to work toward this goal?

It's evident to me that Congress, once dedicated to public service, has become a forum where individual self-interest often outweighs national duty. Recognizing this, I advocate for term limits to reduce the influence of long-serving politicians entangled with special interests. If elected, I pledge to champion legislation establishing term limits for specific congressional offices. This strategic measure aims to foster a dynamic political landscape, ensuring competent individuals have opportunities to serve, preventing stagnation, and promoting fresh governance perspectives.

What role should the United States play in NATO?

We must adopt a system that upholds the foundational principles established by our forefathers, recognizing their wisdom and foresight in shaping our nation's governance. Simultaneously, we must honor our responsibility to support our foreign allies, acknowledging the interconnectedness of the global community. In doing so, we can strike a balance between preserving the original models of governance laid out by our predecessors and fulfilling our obligations to cultivate positive relationships and alliances with nations around the world

How do you perceive the financial health of Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid? To the degree you may see problems with these programs, what should be done about them?

The financial stability of Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid faces challenges due to factors like an aging population and rising healthcare costs. To address this, reforms are necessary. These could include measures to enhance efficiency in healthcare delivery, reduce fraud, negotiate lower drug prices, and potentially adjust eligibility or benefit structures. These reforms aim to ensure the long-term viability of these programs while maintaining their effectiveness and considering the needs of beneficiaries.

How do you assess the state of the national economy? What should be done to make it stronger or more stable?

Reduce Spending: Implementing fiscal discipline by reducing unnecessary government spending can help improve the economy’s long-term health and stability.

Cut Red Tape: Streamlining regulations and bureaucracy can stimulate business growth and innovation by reducing barriers to entry and operation.

Unleash America’s Energy: Investing in domestic energy production can boost economic growth, create jobs, and enhance energy security, reducing reliance on foreign sources.

Stop Printing More Money: Prudent monetary policy, including avoiding excessive money printing, is essential to maintain stable prices and prevent inflation from eroding purchasing power.

Promote Pro-American, Pro-Business Policies: Implementing policies that support American industries and businesses can encourage investment, job creation, and economic competitiveness on the global stage.

What personal qualifications do you bring that would make you an effective congressional representative in dealing with the issues the country will face in the next two years?

I've served as an executive in CG Worldwide, chairperson at-large in the NPG Foundation, and committee rep in the Republican Committee Organization. My experience spans international security, entrepreneurship, and community service, including roles as U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs goodwill volunteer ambassador and U.S. Department of State Fulbright Specialist Ambassador. I've studied at Northern Illinois, Regent, Yonsei (Seoul), and Harvard University.

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