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Pearl Kim: Pennsylvania’s Republican Upstart

With her campaign for U.S. Congress, former prosecutor Pearl Kim aims to make history on Nov. 6. Pearl Kim is full steam ahead, ready to make history as the first woman of color ever to be elected to U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania. An upstart Republican candidate in Pennsylvania’s 5th District, the 39-year-old Flourtown native is an independent-minded former prosecutor, driven by her history as a survivor of cancer and sexual assault. She is the daughter of South Korean immigrants, and should she win in November, she would also become the first Korean-American woman ever to serve in Congress. Continue reading

Two women vie to be the first to represent 5th District

Delaware County voters are about to make history this November. Never before has a woman represented the county as part of the region's delegation in the U.S. Congress. The race in the 5th U.S. Congressional District guarantees that will change. There, Republican Pearl Kim and Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon face off for the seat previously held by U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-7, of Chadds Ford, who resigned following his payment to a former staffer after claims of sexual harassment while he served on the House Ethics Committee. Not only will either Scanlon or Kim rise to the other side of Pennsylvania’s political ceiling but Kim also has the potential to be the first female Korean American and first the first woman of color in Pennsylvania elected to Congress. Continue reading

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

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