Full Name: Heerak Christian Kim

Nick Names:


Office Sought: House of Representatives,
8th Congressional District


Party Affiliation: Republican


Campaign Website:

Campaign POC:

Phone Number: (703) 380-8372

Campaign Email: Contact@Heerak4Congress.com

Structured Interview Request Sent: 
3 Dec 2021, 20 Dec 2021, 29 Dec 2021, 16 Jan 2022,
25 Jan 2022, 27 Jan 2022, 31 Jan 2022, 1 Feb 2022, 11 Feb 2022, 17 Feb 2022, 2 Mar 2022, 4 Mar 2022, 28 Mar 2022

Structured Interview Response and Date: 
6 Apr 2022

Vetting Panel Selected: Pending

Structured Interview Completed: Pending

Biography: Heerak Christian Kim, MS, MEd, RN, CNL, CNE, is President-Elect of Virginia League for Nursing (VLN) and a committee member of the Standing Committee on Global Citizenship of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Heerak is a conservative Bible-believing Christian, whose father, maternal grandfather, paternal grandfather were ordained in the Korean Presbyterian Church. Heerak immigrated to the United States of America with his parents when his father was called by First Korean Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia to be the Senior Pastor. Heerak attended Philadelphia Montgomery Christian Academy and received his Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 


Why you?  I have the experience, education, and the will to make the United States of America better according to the principles found in the Holy Bible.

What are your priorities?
My priority is to bring America back to God in educational, social, political, and legal institutions.

(1) Bobby Henderson, Mayor of Waynesboro, VA
(2) Brandt Smith, Arkansas State District 58 Representative

BA in history, University of Pennsylvania
MA, history, UCLA
MS in Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Georgetown University
MEd, University of West Georgia


Relevant Employment History: 
Elementary School Teacher, Savoy Elementary School in Washington, DC
8th Grade Math Teacher, Peabody Middle School in Petersburg, VA
6th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Wyatt Middle School in Emporia, VA
Staff Nurse, Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA
Staff Nurse, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC

Military Experience / Branch / Years of Service / Rank / Type of Discharge: None.

Past Offices Held and Tenure: None.

Community Service:  HoyaTHON to benefit Children’s National Hospital

Leadership Experience: 
Vice President of University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association of Washington, DC
Vice President of Georgetown University Graduate Student Government (GradGov)
Delegate to National Convention for Local 6 of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Treasurer, UCLA Alumni Association of Washington, DC
President, Georgetown Collaborative Diplomacy Initiative (GCDI)

Personal Strengths: I am a good speaker and a charismatic leader, whom people follow.

What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? I am a born-again Christian who wants to bring America back to God.


How would your friends and family describe you? Caring, empathetic, and loving.

What are your thoughts on the Constitution as the Law of the Land? US Constitution is the law of the land  


What are your thoughts on religious liberty? Religious liberty is important.


What are your thoughts on the preservation of our history? We must preserve all of US history, including Confederate history.   


What are your thought on government transparency? Government must be transparent   


What are your thoughts on national defense?  National defense is a national priority 


What are your thoughts on the free enterprise system? Free enterprise is the best economic system  


What are your thoughts on the protection of the unborn? Roe vs Wade must be overturned   


What are your thoughts on the role the family plays in America? Family is the foundation of American society   


What are your thoughts on equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes? Equal opportunity is necessary for fair competition in education, society, business, and government.  


What are your thoughts on the 2nd Amendment? I support Constitutional Carry for Virginia.

Virginia Constitutional Conservatives Candidate Survey 2022 – CANDIDATE REFUSED TO ANSWER


Additional sources of information on this candidate: 

Virginia Constitutional Conservatives Candidate Survey 2022 – CANDIDATE REFUSED TO ANSWER

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