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Korean American Activist Enters Race for New York State Senate

posted by Randall

SJ JungA Queens community activist and former president of the MinKwon Center for Community Action announced today his candidacy for the 16th District of the New York State Senate.

“I enter this race as a reformer who refuses to accept politics as usual,” said SJ Jung in declaring his candidacy. “I am determined to help our communities’ seniors and schools, small businesses, increase affordable housing, and much more. But we must first clean up our house. Greater transparency, accountability, and integrity will only happen in Albany when we elect new leaders who have the conviction and courage to make real change.

It is the second time Jung will run against state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing).

Jung served as president of MinKwon from 2006 – 2014. The Center has served tens of thousands of Korean Americans in New York through its social service programs. He has also served on the Board of the New York Immigration Coalition.

“New York State has the dubious honor of having the most polarized income
gap in our nation. The struggle for so many working and middle class New
Yorkers is never-ending. We must create good jobs and make it easier to do
business in our state. Whether it’s preventing rent gouging or encouraging
direct economic development assistance and micro-financing for small
businesses, we must do everything we can for our state’s economy to
thrive,” said Jung.
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