Candidate Profile
Sery Kim

Republican , Texas

Biography

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Conservative

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Aiming Higher PAC (2010), Jobs Growth and Freedom Fund (2014), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2010)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

As a child who grew up in a working poor environment, I know the challenges women must face when confronted by the question: "How can I have this child? How can I provide for it? How can I provide for myself?" It's an emotional and mental challenge that no woman should be forced to make, no matter her circumstances, and certainly not in incidences of rape, incest or when her personal life is in jeopardy. However, there is nothing more precious than human life. I will forcefully oppose federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. I will also fight to preserve the Hyde Amendment and prevent taxpayer funding of abortion. Our focus should be on the positive goals of strengthening healthy families and encouraging adoption. I will work tirelessly to see more support for these kind of activities that have proven to be successful in building compassionate communities, strong families who love their children, and all those who value hard work and education.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Social Security can not be fixed. It is bankrupt, totally insolvent.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

This section does not have enough space for this!!! I have read the budget, every budget, for the last 15 years of my professional, educated life. I can fill a full week's podcast on what I would cut. Call me. My direct cell phone number is 817 944 3083.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Never. I worked two jobs to pay for school, and I did that while still graduating college in two years with a 3.98 GPA, and then law school from UT LAW at 23. No one should get a free ride. (Plus, did you know that public student loans are write-off's on tax returns? No double-dipping!)


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

Stay out of our church. The First Amendment guarantees our protections to worship, in full freedom, from the U.S. government.


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Get government out of it.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

I am marrying the world's best (and most handsome), active duty United States Marine. I want Mike and his colleagues in the United States Military to have whatever it takes to keep them safe ... and to keep us safe. I support robust federal funding for our service men and women in uniform, and I will work to ensure they will have the resources they need to protect themselves and our country.


Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Legally. (Period full stop.) Just like my family who waited ten years in line, in Seoul, South Korea, before they were legally permitted to come to this country.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord when I was 11 years-old. Every morning, I humbly ask God to make me a better person: more generous, more thoughtful, more compassionate, more understanding ... more like HIM. I'm not perfect -- never have been, never will be -- but I don't think God wants us to be perfect. I think God just wants us to seek Him, and His guidance, in all things. I also believe that without Him in my life, I would not have been resilient in the face of so many obstacles. For instance, when one of my two brothers got seriously sick, aka had a de-habilitating stroke in 2015 (to the point where for five months I spent 14 hours a day in a hospital taking care of him), I was still able to have joy because I knew God would/will provide. And God did. His mercies allowed for my brother to get better (though he still can not walk or talk very well) and, as everyone knows, I have been able to live the great American Dream.


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

www.SeryforTexas.com

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Thank you for this amazing opportunity to earn your vote. I am so humbled by this chance to continue fulfilling my great American Dream.


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

The only restriction on gun ownership should be common sense. I am a proud member of the NRA and the Texas Rifle Association. My fiance is a U.S. Marine. I support gun ownership for Americans, as the Second Amendment guarantees us, and I want people to get the mental health services they need to prevent the violent crimes we read about in the liberal media. Legal gun ownership has never, and will never, be a threat to public safety.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

No Answer   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1. National security 2. Health care 3. Education

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

No. Dumb people are. I absolutely condemn racism in all its forms! We don't have a racism problem, we have a dumb people problem.


Background

Education
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Austin, J.D., 2001
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • UT Austin Archer Center, Board Member
  • UT Austin Texas Exes, Washington, D.C., President
  • UT Austin Texas Exes, Outstanding Young Alum
  • National Community Church, Member
  • Falls Church Episcopal Church, Member (prior to split with national)
  • McLean Bible Church, Member
  • First Baptist Church of Dallas, Baptized by Dr. Criswell
  • Everybody WINS!, Reading Mentor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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