2008 Irvine mayoral election

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Irvine mayoral election, 2008
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← 2006 November 4, 2008[1] 2010 →
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Candidate Sukhee Kang Christina L. Shea
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 38,505 35,481
Percentage 52.0% 48.0%

Mayor before election

Beth Krom

Elected Mayor

Sukhee Kang

The 2010 Irvine mayoral election was held on November 4, 2008 to elect the mayor of Irvine, California. It saw the election of Sukhee Kang, who became the first Korean American mayor of a major United States city. He defeated former mayor Christina L. Shea.

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan.


Candidate Votes %
Sukhee Kang 38,505 52.0
Christina L. Shea 35,481 48.0
Total votes 73,986


  1. ^ a b "Municipal Election History 1971 to Present". Irvine City Clerk's Office. Retrieved August 16, 2019.