Eugene Yu announces for U. S. Senate today ahead of the S. E. NFRW convention in Atlanta.
He said, “Vote for Yu for you!”
From the AJC’s Political Insider:
We’re about to get a new Republican candidate in the 2014 race for U.S. Senate – but not anyone most of you have heard of, or would expect.
Eugene Chin Yu, a Korean-born but long-time resident of Augusta, has engaged political consultant Rich Thompson and is expected to announce his candidacy on Friday.
So far as we know, he’d be the first Korean to run for statewide office in Georgia.
Yu came here as a teenager, graduated from Butler High School in Augusta, and quickly became an American citizen. Yu, 60, is the past president of the Federation of Korean Associations, a group that he’s told others will help finance a multi-million dollar campaign.
From his official biography:
“He has dedicated his life to protecting the lives and freedom of Americans as a member of the United States Army military police, an Augusta Richmond County fireman, and a Richmond County Police Deputy. As President, CEO, and Owner of Continental Military Services, Inc., Yu supplied military grade armaments to our allies in the continuing fight against global terrorism.”
A March article in Global Atlanta indicates that Yu was also a consultant for “General Purpose Vehicles, which sells armored vehicles to the Korean and Egyptian militaries.”
Thompson, in a telephone interview on Tuesday, said Yu is no longer connected with the firm.