Kim grew up in Pearl River, NY which is a suburb of NYC. Her father and brother are retired NY police officers, and her mother was a nurse. Kim has been married to her husband, an Irish immigrant from County Kerry, for 29 years and they have 4 children, ages from 15-24. They have lived in CT since 1994, Wilton since 2008.
In 2021, Kim was elected to the Wilton Board of Selectmen and was the highest voter getter of all the contested seats. Kim has been a life-long Republican who became engaged in politics after a series of legislative proposals were introduced during the 2019 legislative session that would have negatively impacted the towns and schools in her district. Kim also became aware of the negative media attention directed towards Republican women and the very low numbers of Republican women that won seat in Congress after the 2018 midterm elections. These experiences motivated Kim to step up and run for public office in 2020.
Financial Expert and Local Volunteer
Kim is a CPA and former auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Kim has spent most of her adult life giving her time and sharing her expertise with many local not-for-profits. She was recently appointed to the CT Reading Leadership Implementation Council. She has volunteered as a tax preparer for the AARP for the last 8 years and was Board Treasurer of the Wilton Library until June 2021. She views elected office as something that should be done for the right reasons and about giving back to your community for a certain period of time, but never as a career.
Committed to Local Matters
Kim credits her win in 2021 and her strong showing in the 2020 election to the dedicated team who showed up and worked hard every day to help with her campaign. She now has built the relationships needed to be successful. Kim has testified in Hartford at public hearings and is staying engaged on the legislative issues of concern to communities -- Wilton, New Canaan, and Ridgefield.