Congressman Kim Confirmed for Advocacy Appreciation Reception at NJCUL Convention

Congressman Andy Kim (D-3) will be this year’s Special Guest of Honor at the NJCUL’s 4th Annual Advocacy Appreciation Reception during the League’s 85th Annual Meeting & Convention later this month in Atlantic City. The complimentary reception is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, October 20 from 2:00 to 3:00pm and is open to all convention registrants.

There is no charge to attend, and no contributions will be solicited or accepted.    

Congressman Kim is one of the four new members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation having unseated two-term incumbent Republican Tom MacArthur is last year’s mid-term elections. The third district stretches from the Delaware River to the Atlantic Ocean covering most of Burlington and parts of Ocean counties. He is only the second Democrat to represent the district in 133 years, and the second individual of Korean descent to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Kim serves on the House Armed Services and Small Business committees, and is already establishing himself as a credit union supporter having added his co-sponsorship to several credit union-backed measures including the SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595). 

Andy Kim was born in Boston to Korean immigrant parents. He was raised in New Jersey and graduated from Cherry Hill High School East. He attended Deep Springs College in California before transferring to the University of Chicago, where he graduated in 2004 with a degree in political science. During college, Kim was an intern at the U. S. Agency for International Development. He later received a Rhodes Scholarship and Harry S. Truman Scholarship to study international relations at Oxford University’s Magdalen College in the United Kingdom.

Before his election to Congress, Kim worked as staff member on President Obama’s National Security Council after serving as a U.S. State Department civilian advisor to Generals David Petraeus and John Allen is Afghanistan.