Assembly Member Ron Kim was first elected in 2012, becoming the first and only Korean American Member of the New York State Legislature. He was re-elected in 2014, 2016, and 2018, and is currently the Chair of House Operations for the Assembly Majority Conference. Assemblyman Kim serves on the following Committees: Health; Education; Governmental Operations; Housing; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions; and Social Services. He is also a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force.
In his time in office, Ron's district office has served more than 35,000 constituents on a diverse range of issues. His office partners annually with Urban Upbound to offer free tax preparation assistance for those in need, and with the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to serve as a satellite office for HEAP applicants. He was previously appointed as the Chair of the Task Force on New Americans and the Vice-Chair of the Assembly Majority Conference. Ron has never hesitated do whatever he needs to do to help his constituents, and in 2015 he even tackled a purse-snatcher to the ground near his district office.
Prior to holding office, he spent the majority of his adult life in public service. Raised in Flushing since the age of 7, he graduated from the Riverdale Country Day School before receiving a B.A. from Hamilton College and a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College. He currently lives in Flushing with his wife, Xilou Alison Tan, and their three daughters.