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Rep. Jay Kim

Former Representative for California’s 41st District

Kim was the representative for California’s 41st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 1998.


On Oct. 6, 1998, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Kim for accepting illegal corporate and foreign contributions and adopted a six count statement of alleged violations. On Aug. 11, 1997, he pleaded guilty in federal court. On Jun. 2, 1998, he was defeated in the primary.

Aug. 11, 1997 Pleaded guilty in federal court.
Jun. 2, 1998 Defeated in the primary.
Oct. 6, 1998 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct adopted a six count statement of alleged violations and recommended no further action due to impending loss of jurisdiction on Oct. 2, 1998 and the committee unanimously adopted recommendation
Photo of Rep. Jay Kim [R-CA41, 1993-1998]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kim is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Kim sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kim sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Commerce (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Kim recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 1998, Kim missed 0 of 3,649 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: