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Pa. election 2018: 126 women are on the ballot and you might be surprised why they're running

... If Republican Pearl Kim defeats Democrat Mary Scanlon in the 5th congressional district, which covers Delaware County and other slices of the Philadelphia suburbs, she will be the first woman of color elected to Congress in Pennsylvania history. But that’s not why she’s running. The daughter of parents who immigrated from South Korea, and a survivor of cancer and campus sexual assault, said she sees the forgotten and hears the voiceless. “If someone is hurting, I’m helping,” said the 39-year-old special victims prosecutor. Continue reading

Letter to The Editor: ‘Delighted’ by Pearl Kim profile

I was delighted to read the wonderful article about Pearl Kim, who is running as a Republican in the US House race in the former 7th, and now 5th, US Congressional District. [“Former Flourtown resident makes waves as a GOP house candidate in PA 5th.” Sept. 27] I applaud the Chestnut Hill Local in publishing her compelling story as an Asian-American woman whose immigrant parents came to America from South Korea with virtually nothing and went on to become educated professionals and successful members of their community. Her parents obviously imparted their strong value system to Pearl and her brother. Continue reading

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