Kim Sang-hee
김상희
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly
Assumed office
5 June 2020
Serving with Chung Jin-suk since 31 August 2021
Preceded byLee Joo-young
Joo Seung-yong
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
30 May 2020
ConstituencyGyeonggi Bucheon C
In office
30 May 2008 – 29 May 2012
ConstituencyProportional representation
Personal details
Born (1954-05-18) 18 May 1954 (age 67)
Gongju, South Korea
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materEwha Womans University
ReligionRoman Catholic
(Christian name: Crescentia)

Kim Sang-hee (Korean김상희; Hanja金相姬; born 18 May 1954) is a South Korean four-term parliamentarian currently serving as one of Deputy Speakers of National Assembly. Kim is the first woman to join the leadership of the South Korean parliament and become its deputy speaker.[1]

Before entering politics, Kim dedicated her career in civil societies.[2] In 2005 she received Order of Civil Merit for her advocacy work on women's rights - namely in abolishing patriarchal Hoju system and enacting special law on sexual violence - as one of heads of now-Women Link, a South Korean NGO.[3]

She first entered politics through proportional representation for which she was on number 11 on her party's list. Since then Kim took multiple senior roles in her party and its succeeding parties such as a member of its Supreme Council, Chair of its Women's Committee and its deputy floor leader. Kim was the chair of Gender Equality and Family Committee of the National Assembly from 2012 to 2014.[4]

Kim also served as the Deputy Chair of Presidential Committee on Ageing Society and Population Policy led by President Moon Jae-in from 2017 to 2020.[5][6]

Kim holds a bachelor degree in pharmacy from Ewha Womans University.

Electoral history

Election Year District Party Affiliation Votes Percentage of votes Results
18th National Assembly General Election 2008 Proportional Representation Democratic Party 4,313,645 25.17% Won
19th National Assembly General Election 2012 Gyeonggi Bucheon Sosa Democratic United Party 51,300 51.62% Won
20th National Assembly General Election 2016 Gyeonggi Bucheon Sosa Democratic Party 46,650 43.75% Won
21st National Assembly General Election 2020 Gyeonggi Bucheon C Democratic Party 77,577 60.5% Won

Awards

References

  1. ^ "Kim Sang-hee Elected as S. Korea's First Female Deputy Assembly Speaker". world.kbs.co.kr. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  2. ^ "Assembly to have first female deputy speaker". koreatimes. 2020-05-21. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  3. ^ "21대 국회 안착 성공한 '페미니스트 어벤져스'". 여성신문 (in Korean). 2020-04-16. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  4. ^ "김상희 :: 네이버 인물검색". people.search.naver.com. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  5. ^ 수정 2017.09.25 19:16, 입력 2017 09 25 16:37 (2017-09-25). "靑, 저출산·고령화사회위원회 부위원장에 김상희 민주당 의원". 중앙일보 (in Korean). Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  6. ^ "총선 앞두고 저출산고령 부위원장 서형수 의원 임명". 메디칼타임즈. Retrieved 2020-06-10.