Representative Jasmine Lee
Jasmine Lee is one of the proportional candidates of Saenuri Party who won a seat at the congressional elections held yesterday, April 11th. She is the first naturalized Korean to win a seat at the National Assembly.
300 parliamentarians were elected yesterday. Saenuri, the ruling party, won 152 seats including the 25 proportional representation that Jasmine is part of.
I am happy that Jasmine got a seat. I know that she will do her best. Hopefully, she will still take the time to listen to the people she represents. It wasn’t a smooth ride for her due to the controversy about her education. There was even a Korea Times article which alleged that she also exaggerated her career in 2010. They had edited that out a few days ago because it wasn’t true at all.
Jasmine is grateful to the people who believed and stood by her. She’s anticipating a busier life. We’ll surely miss her in our gatherings but we’ll understand that she has to work for the country now.