Pearl Kim with current Governor Tom Wolf.
Pearl Kim is running for Congress as a voice for all who want to achieve the American Dream.
She is the right person for the job because she has a record unmatched in fighting for the voiceless and forgotten. Pearl has dedicated her life to pursuing justice.
As a first-generation American, Pearl Kim wants to ensure the same opportunities afforded to herself and her family are available to all Americans.
About Pearl Kim
Pearl Kim is a first-generation American whose family sought a better life of prosperity and opportunity in Greater Philadelphia.
Through hard work, the Kim Family achieved the American Dream they sought, just like so many other families in our community.
But for some, prosperity feels out of reach because the deck is stacked against them. She will fight to make institutions work for us, the way it is supposed to be.
Pearl Kim is the right person for the job because she has a record unmatched in fighting for the voiceless and forgotten.
As Chief of the Human Trafficking Unit in the Special Victims and Domestic Violence Division for the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, Pearl sought justice for those who were victimized through no fault of their own.
As a Special Victims Unit Prosecutor, Pearl handled Protection from Abuse matters, child physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, human trafficking, and internet crimes against children cases.
She was appointed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro as a Senior Deputy Attorney General, where she focused on keeping students safe on campus.
Furthermore, Pearl was the first prosecutor in the Commonwealth to secure a conviction under Pennsylvania’s new landmark human trafficking law, which she helped to shape.
Pearl Kim with Former Republican Governor Tom Corbett.
Both Democratic and Republican Governors appointed Pearl Kim to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania.
Pearl is a Commissioner on the Women’s Commission of Delaware County, and, a former Board Member of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation.
The Legal Intelligencer has recognized Pearl as one of the 2011 Lawyers on the Fast Track, as one of the 2011 Diverse Attorneys of the Year, and as one of the 2012 Women of the Year.
The American Bar Association awarded Pearl the Norm Maleng Minister of Justice Award for her efforts as a Special Victims Prosecutor, and she was the recipient of the Government Attorney of the Year Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2015.
Pearl obtained her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law where she was the recipient of the Villanova Achievement Scholarship, and received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.