Eugene Yu

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Yu grew up in South Korea, immigrating to Georgia in 1974. He attended Augusta College, before joining the US Army in 1977 and becoming a military policeman. He has worked as a police officer, fireman and a businessman. He is currently a member of the Newberry College Board of Trustees, and served as the president of The Federation of Korean Associations. In the past, he has run for the U.S. House for Georgia’s 7th and 12 Congressional District. He has also run to represent Georgia in the U.S Senate.

Key Issues

Economy

Yu supports the Tax Cuts and Job Act that was pushed through Congress in 2017. He does not support any tax increases. Furthermore, he is against the expansion of federal funding to support programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

Healthcare/ Reproductive Rights

Yu supports repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Furthermore, he believes that all businesses should be required to provide medical leave. Yu identifies as pro-life.

Gun Rights

Yu is against any gun-control legislation.

Immigration/ Foreign Policy

Yu supports the construction of a wall along the Mexican-American Border. He does not support amnesty, and believes that immigrants who are unlawfully present in the U.S. should be required to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship. Furthermore, Yu supports reducing military intervention in the Middle East.

Trade

Yu believes in the dropping of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He would support replacing NAFTA with a deal that more strongly benefits America.

Endorsements

National Rifle Association

Sources

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