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AirTalk Midterm Elections Interviews: CA 39th Congressional district candidate Gil Cisneros




 Democratic congressional candidate Gil Cisneros (CA-39) speaks at a 2018 mid-term elections rally on October 4, 2018 in Fullerton, California.
Democratic congressional candidate Gil Cisneros (CA-39) speaks at a 2018 mid-term elections rally on October 4, 2018 in Fullerton, California.
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Longtime Orange County congressman Ed Royce is not seeking re-election, leaving the 39th District an open race between Republican Young Kim and Democrat Gil Cisneros.

If elected, Young Kim would be the first Korean American woman to be elected to Congress. She formerly served in the California State Assembly as a representative of the 65th Assembly District. You can read about her platform here.

Gil Cisneros is a veteran of the Navy, a former Frito-Lay shipping manager and an active philanthropist in the Latino community. You can read about his platform here.

Today, we sit down with Democratic candidate Gil Cisneros to learn about why he’s running and what he hopes to accomplish if he wins.

We reached out to Republican candidate Young Kim. She declined our request for an interview.

Ready for Election Day? Get up to speed on what you need to know with our Voter Game Plan at elections.laist.com. Read up on the candidates and ballot measures, find out about registration deadlines or ask us your questions.

Guest:

Gil Cisneros, democratic candidate running for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent California’s 39th Congressional district, which includes Fullerton, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Brea, Buena Park, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights