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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of Buena ParkCandidate for Council Member, Ward 1

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Sunny Youngsun Park

Buena Park Business Owner
1,560 votes (34.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improve public safety by working strategically with police, firefighters, and first respondents.
  • Implement new city development responsibly so that our city continues to grow and thrive. Including enhance our infrastructure to reduce traffic congestion, and improve our neighborhood roads and sidewalks
  • Upgrade our parks and open spaces so that families and youth have more recreational opportunities.

Experience

Biography

Sunny Youngsun Park is a community-minded leader and small business owner with the skills and experience to serve as a member of the Buena Park City Council.

In 2016, Sunny served as the Planning Chair for the first annual Civic Engagement Dinner in Buena Park. The event was attended by elected officials, residents, and local leaders to discuss community issues and innovative solutions.

In 2017, she served as the Sponsorship Committee Chair for Silverado Days and is the current President of the Buena Park Noon Lions Club’s Charitable Foundation, where she works with the Buena Park Noon Lions Club to help those in need in partnership with local charities, which includes the  Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park, The Coordinating Council, Buena Park Police Department Explorer, and the Speech and Language Development Center.

Sunny has been a long-time advocate for inclusiveness and mentorship. As a board member of the Los Angeles Community College Foundation, she has worked to assist financially-struggling students to acquire a higher education and achieve their dreams. She has led numerous pro bono legal clinics and mentorship programs as the President of Orange County Korean-American Bar Association and as the President of the Orange County Korean-U.S. Citizens League.

In 2016, Sunny received the Presidential Gold Medal for Volunteerism from Former U.S. President Barack Obama in recognition for her service to the community.

Sunny received her law degree in 1999 and is the principal partner of the Park and Asher Law Firm, specializing in Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Laws. She works with older adults, special needs children, and people with disabilities to ensure their rights are protected. She is an educator, columnist and an author on topics of Estate Planning for building a long-lasting legacy.

On the State level, Sunny serves on the California Board of Accountancy, a State Regulator for approximately 100,000 licensed accountants, to protect consumers in California.

Sunny and her husband, Eugene, are proud homeowners in the Bellhurst area of Buena Park, and their daughter attends local public schools.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Orange County Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3631

Elected Officials (8)

  • Fiona Ma, California State Board of Equalization
  • Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the California State Assembly
  • Sharon Quirk-Silva, California State Assembly, 65th District
  • Loretta Sanchez, Former Congresswoman, California 46th District
  • Michele Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Santa Ana
  • Mark Pulido, Cerritos Mayor
  • Joanne Fawley, Fullerton Joint Union High School Board Trustee
  • Connor Traut, Centralia Elementary School Board Trustee

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