March 10, 2024

Congressman Andy Kim Wins By 73 Points at Ocean County Convention

BAYVILLE N.J. – Today, Congressman Andy Kim overwhelmingly won the Ocean County Convention, continuing his streak of winning every non-“machine politics” convention (Monmouth, Burlington, Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren Counties). Delegates voted via paper ballot in a secret vote, resulting in Congressman Kim winning 86% of the vote over First Lady Tammy Murphy. He now looks towards tomorrow’s Mercer County Convention which will also be a secret ballot.

“I am so thankful to everyone who showed up today and to Chairman Wyatt Earp for running a convention that let the delegates vote their conscience with secret ballots and free from machine politics pressure,” said Congressman Andy Kim. “Ocean County Democrats know the challenges of going up against Republicans and know that I would be by far the strongest general election candidate for the Democrats that can help lift up candidates in tough races up and down the ballot and across the state.”

Congressman Kim represented parts of Ocean County during his first four years in office. During that time, Kim helped secure a new Veterans health clinic, stood up for victims of Superstorm Sandy, delivered funding for projects to help Meals on Wheels, local law enforcement, and to construct a new overpass on Route 539 by Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

First elected to Congress in 2018 at the age of 36, three-term Congressman Andy Kim is one of the younger members to serve in Congress and is the first Asian American elected to federal office from New Jersey. If elected to the Senate, Andy would be the 4th youngest Senator, the first senator from South Jersey in recent memory, and the first Asian American elected to the Senate from the entire east coast of America. In 2018 and 2020, Andy defeated two self-funding millionaires in a district carried by former President Trump, and in 2022 Kim defeated his third self-funding millionaire opponent by 12 points.

In his three terms in Congress, Andy has worked hard to lower costs for New Jersey families and help support small businesses through challenging times. Andy has also been a leading champion in fighting against corruption in our broken politics.