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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 39

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Herbert H. Lee

Democratic
Physician/Associate Professor
5,988 votes (4.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fair and equitable healthcare for all.
  • Prioritize a strong education for our youth and vocational training for required job skills.
  • Implement comprehensive Immigration laws.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Physician of Gastroenterology & Surgeon
Medical Physician, Irvine Digestive Disease Center, iCare Digestive Disease Center (1986–current)
none, none — Elected position (1986–current)

Education

University of Texas, USC,Wayne State University, University of Michigan, National Taiwan University Medical Board of California, State Licensed Physician and Surgeon. Master of Science in Education, Keck School of Medici, Medical Practice in Gastroenterology, Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician. (1986)

Community Activities

Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Board in Gastro, Member, American Geriatric Association. Tzuchi Buddhism Foundation OC. Founder Asian American Senior Care Foundation. (1986–current)

Biography

Medical Education:

•  M.D. National Taiwan University

•  Master of Public Health in Aerospace Medicine,   

       University of Texas, Houston, Texas 

•  Master of Science in Education, Keck School of 

       Medicine, The University of Southern California

•  Internal Medicine Residency, Wayne State University, 

       Detroit, Michigan

•  Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Michigan, 

       Ann Arbor, Michigan

•  Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine

 

•  Diplomat, Subspecialty Board in Gastroenterology

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (5)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Herbert H. Lee:

Through measures, bonds, fundraising, private donors, grants, quite a bit of ways.  Federal, State, County and Cities. Utility Co. as well.

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Herbert H. Lee:

Promulgate a new make sense of an affordable Heathcare Act for everyone.  Examine and identify the wasteful cost which does not benefit patients and high cost of administrative work of the insurers.  Offer a long term solution by promoting better quality, efficiency and simplifying complex duplicative high cost procedures. 

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House.
Answer from Herbert H. Lee:

I will support the Dream Act.  A bipartisan decision for DACA both Congress and Senate House. Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill.

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?
Answer from Herbert H. Lee:

I will support the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.  For Cleaner Drinking Water and Save Water Initiatives.

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?
Answer from Herbert H. Lee:

Awareness and Educating the Public.  Addressing the needs of better-paying jobs, provide better training and education.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $1,056,743

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Herbert H. Lee
$1,056,740

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (100.00%)
From individuals (0.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My name is Dr. Herbert Lee. I am not a politician. However, as a family man, homeowner, and successful businessman, I have decided that I can no longer passively sit and wait for our government to fix itself. As a physician, I use medicine to protect and preserve lives on a daily basis. Once elected, I will continue to protect and preserve lives through legislation.   As your candidate in the upcoming Statewide Primary Election on June 5th, 2018, I am focused on the issues that directly impact our lives. I understand the significance of family and the importance of creating a safe and secure future. We care about tomorrow and often wonder what kind of world our children will live in, and the legacy they will inherit from us who work hard every day trying to make a difference for ourselves and our loved ones.   These are the reasons why it is so important that we make the right choice in choosing who will represent us, as our voice in Washington D.C. I have stepped forward and offered myself to serve you, because I can be the voice our District needs. My firsthand experience with the flaws in our healthcare and healthcare administration has granted me the knowledge and tools to improve the system. Who would know how to improve the management of medicine better than a physician? I will push for the development of alternative energy to address the serious issue of climate change. I will support the implementation of new gun laws so our children won't have to be afraid to go to school. I will fight for your opinions in Washington D.C. and be the change we need.

Position Papers

Shape the future and lead the way towards progress.

Summary

As a physician, I use medicine to protect and preserve lives on a daily basis. Once elected, I will continue to protect and preserve lives through legislation.

I am focused on the issues that directly impact our lives. I understand the significance of family and the importance of creating a safe and secure future. We care about tomorrow and often wonder what kind of world our children will live in, and the legacy they will inherit from us who work hard every day trying to make a difference for ourselves and our loved ones.

These are the reasons why it is so important that we make the right choice in choosing who will represent us, as our voice in Washington D.C. I have stepped forward and offered myself to serve you because I can be the voice our District needs. My firsthand experience with the flaws in our healthcare and healthcare administration has granted me the knowledge and tools to improve the system. Who would know how to improve the management of medicine better than a physician? I will push for the development of alternative energy to address the serious issue of climate change. I will support the implementation of new gun laws so our children won't have to be afraid to go to school. I will fight for your opinions in Washington D.C. and be the change we need.

We are going to shape the future and lead the way towards progress. I will work with you to make sure that our government is working for us and pays close attention to what we have to say and listens to what we decide is important.

I will make sure that your voice is heard. Stand with me and speak out against the old ways of politics, empower yourself and together we can make a difference. Whether you are a registered Republican, Democratic, Independent, or any other political party, it does not matter. What matters is that you want to make a change.

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— April 7, 2018

Introduction about  Dr. Herbert Lee

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