From the Korea Herald:

Mark L. Keam, a Korean-American, won a seat in the House of Delegates in Virginia on Tuesday. The Democrat beat his Republican rival James E. Hyland. Keam, a lawyer, corporate executive and community activist, was praised by the Washington Post as one of the most promising new faces in local politics. He was born in Seoul and lived in Vietnam and Australia before arriving in California in 1978. He received a political science degree from the University of California at Irvine. He worked for Senator Dick Durbin as his chief counsel for six years from 2001. Later, he joined Verizon Communications as vice president and counsel.

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