Ms. Jun Hyun-Hee, a dentist-turned lawyer and lawyer-turned politician, has recently hosted her book signing event in the affluent Gangnam area of Seoul to clarify her political views in running for the upcoming general election.
Held at Residents' Hall of Daechi 2-dong in Gangnam-gu on Jan. 13 (Wednesday), 2016, the event drew a myriad of her friends, senior politicians, and media personalities as well as the villagers.
Among the high-profile participants were senior Rep. Park Jie-Won, senior politician Chung Dae-Chul, former US Congressman Kim Chang-Jun, and alpinist Um Hong-Gil.
During her book signing ceremony dubbed "Jun Hyun-Hee Book Concert" the 51-year-old politician was lauded by the senior politicians who appeared on her stage.
"She is really dedicated to helping the poor and needy people," Park added. "She is a warm-hearted politician ready to shed tears toward them"
"Jun is the very righteous politician that I know of," commented Chung, who is her political mentor. "She is worth being trusted as the reliable politician"
Rep. Park is three-term opposition lawmaker while Chung served as opposition lawmaker five times in the past.
Korea-born former US Congressman Kim Chang-Jun, also known as Jay Kim, came to her event all the way from the United States to praise and encourage her.
Kim became the first Korean-American congressman in 1992 when he was elected to the House of Representatives on the ticket of Republican Party.
"Jun is the genuine politician and she is always willing to offer a helping hand to the needy," Kim praised her. "I used to hobnob with Jun when she was in the States"
"She decided to become a politician on the occasion that she helped leukemia patients some 10 years ago as a lawyer," added Kim. "She chose to spend her life for the underprivileged folks"
In her newly released book "Not to Be Weary in Life" Jun revealed that being a politician is her calling and fate.
"I made up my mind to spend the rest of my life for others," she spoke to the audience. "I was in deep sorrow a year ago when I lost my husband in the traffic accident"
"I lost all hopes for a little while after my husband was killed in the tragic traffic accident," she continued. "But soon I realized that there are so many people out there who need my help"
"This is why I am running for this general election," she added.
She registered as a preliminary candidate on Dec. 15 (Tuesday), 2015 for the upcoming 20th General Election for National Assembly.
As aforementioned the beautiful and mild-mannered ex-lawmaker was dentist, and lawyer before she became the politician in 2008.
In that year she was elected lawmaker on the ticket of the main opposition Democratic Party for the 18th National Assembly.
Soon she was appointed floor leader and spokeswoman of the party.
Born in scenic port of Tongyoung, S. Korea's Naples, on Nov. 4, 1964 she grew up in the southern coastal cities of Tongyoung and Busan.
After graduation from high school in Busan she went to Seoul National University's Dental School. She also graduated from the Law School of Korea University.
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