Date: March 13, 2017
Media Contact: Yonah Hong
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
LOS ANGELES (KOREATOWN), CA — Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Today, 34th Congressional District Candidate Robert Lee Ahn released a statement thanking State of Virginia Representative Mark Keam for his support.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Representative Mark Keam who serves in the State of Virginia’s House of Delegates,” Ahn said.
The House of Delegates is the oldest continuous legislative body in the modern world, with roots dating back to Jamestown in 1619. Mr. Keam, the first Asian born immigrant elected to Virginia’s House, assumed office in 2009.
“Receiving Mark Keam’s support for my candidacy illustrates the importance of this 34th District Congressional race and the significance that our winning will have at the national level,” Ahn continued.
“If elected on April 4th I would be the ONLY KOREAN AMERICAN serving in the US House of Representatives. It’s important that the Korean community nationwide have a voice in Congress and I would be proud to take the first step by opening that door.”
The 34th District represents all of Koreatown, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, as well as all or parts of Historic Filipinotown, Hollywood, Hancock Park, Downtown, Eagle Rock, Boyle Heights, City Terrace, Echo Park, El Sereno, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Heights, Mt. Washington, Montecito Heights, and Westlake/Pico Union. Based on the Political Data Incorporated (PDI) Count Report, as of March of 2017, there are 18,694 register voters in the 34th district and according to the 2010 US Census, there are over 1.7 million Koreans living in the United States. Robert Lee Ahn, if elected, would be the ONLY Korean American to hold a seat in the United States Congress. This would be historic.
EVENT: PRESS CONFERENCE –
“Virginia House Delegate Mark Keam Endorses Congressional Candidate Robert Lee Ahn”
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:30PM
LOCATION: Robert Lee Ahn Campaign Office
4055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 420, LA, 90010
***Additional background information on Representative Mark Keam.
In the House, Mark serves on the powerful Courts of Justice Committee as well as on the Education, Finance, and Agriculture/Chesapeake/Natural Resources Committees. He is also the only Democratic House member of the special Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences. Mark co-chairs the bipartisan bicameral Tourism Caucus and the Prayer Caucus.