Long time Bishop resident Karen Kong announces her candidacy for Bishop City Council

Karen Kong announces that she is running for Bishop City Council

(Press Release – July 15, 2020)

Working with the motto ‘Service Before Self’, Kong has spent her adult life working and helping people strive to be their best selves. While raising her three children, Kong gravitated to jobs that directly or indirectly helped families and the community.

Over the course of 16 years, Kong worked as a TV writer/ reporter/anchor, a grant writer and prevention educator at Wild Iris Family Services, and at Inyo County Health and Human Services in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention. Eventually, Kong landed her dream job with Superintendent Terry McAteer at the Inyo County Office of Education. She currently works directly with middle and high school students educating them on a variety of topics from their personal health, ATOD, Suicide Prevention, and other social emotional dynamics of growing up.

Kong has dreamt of serving on the Bishop City Council for many years. It is the needs of the families and the community the draws Kong to the Council. “For years I have worked to impact Inyo County residents to better combat the challenges of life with knowledge and self-awareness. Now I hope to impact the City of Bishop, as a whole, by fighting for the best services and by providing strong leadership into the future.”

Kong sees the future of the City of Bishop as ever changing. With the population getting younger and more young families moving in, the needs of the residents and the services the City provides must adapt and change as well. “The challenges of the economy amidst the COVID pandemic, the increase in empty storefronts on Main and elsewhere in Bishop, and the balancing act between the needs of the citizens and the desires of the traveling public are just some of the issues I hope to tackle if elected.

Kong has a broad base of support already prepared to vote for her and endorsements from people from all walks of life and groups of community members. Some of the local people that have endorsed Kong include Frank Crom, former Bishop City Mayor; Jose Franco, Real Estate Agent; Sue Butler, Retired Public Health Nurse; Kate Morley, Grant Writer; Joe Pecsi, former Bishop City Mayor; Allan Pietrasanta; April and Scott Eagan;

Kong encourages Bishop residents to email her if they have questions for her about specific topics. She also looks forward to talking to Bishop residents, with a mask and appropriate social distancing, when she hits the streets to talk to the voters in the upcoming months.

Contact Karen at [email protected].


9 Responses to Long time Bishop resident Karen Kong announces her candidacy for Bishop City Council

  1. Frankly, I like her! August 2, 2020 at 10:46 am #

    Karen can be brash, opinionated, overbearing, and brilliant. She would be an interesting addition to the city council.

  2. Philip Anaya July 24, 2020 at 2:27 pm #

    Mr. Bobert: While being only a resident of the unincorporated locale of Bishop and not eligible to vote for the Bishop City Council no doubt an opinion is not as relevant as some. However what occurs in Bishop effects the immediate locale and is of interest and concern.
    When an Individual steps forward to offer service , experience and dedication to the community they should know that the offer is appreciated. Dumbing down an individual with prejudiced political labels speaks loudly of yourself and not the individual who would offer service. I do not know Ms Kong on any level, but I do know and respect highly two of the folks offering endorsement who, while maybe politically apart, both agree to support her candidacy, no doubt based on her service to education, no doubt based on her character , no doubt based on their recognition that she would contribute mightily to the office, to the City and to the Eastern Sierra. Mr. Bobert : Maybe you could have a second thought about your previous assessment and lets us all know if you want, if you could possibly come correct on what may have been a short sighted initial reaction.

  3. Darin July 23, 2020 at 7:09 pm #

    Indeed working for education, those suffering from addiction, trying to tackle open store fronts? If that makes her a raging idiot then we could use a few more of her kind in Bishop, regardless of their political stripes.

  4. Bobert July 23, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

    Times are changing… She strikes me as a raging liberal idiot. Bishop deserves her.

    • Harold July 23, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

      Spoken like a true scholar.

    • LonePiner July 23, 2020 at 3:55 pm #

      Bobert calls ms. Kong an idiot. He then states Bishop deserves an idiot. Bobert doesn’t seem to like Bishop very much. By the content of the article, she seems to have a history of being involved and helpful to Bishop. Why the name calling and bad wishes for our town?

    • Dee July 24, 2020 at 12:09 pm #

      Quite the weak personal attack you posted.

    • dpblue July 24, 2020 at 1:02 pm #

      So quick to judge Bobert?
      Immediately villifying anyone you perceive to be left of your politics only helps to further divide our country.
      Have you spoken with this women?
      Remember those you are angry with are your neighbors and fellow countrymen.

    • Frankly, she sounds like may be a better person than you August 2, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

      Frankly, being liberal is better than being bigoted, conventional, hidebound, narrow-minded, non-progressive, stodgy, intolerant, prejudiced, greedy, limited, mean, narrow-minded, illiberal, small-minded, petty, one-sided, short-sighted, petty-minded, racist, dogmatic, inflexible, priggish, puritanical, prudish, sexist…well, you get the idea. In other words, the opposite of liberal. Not saying that you are any of these, but if you’re not, you are clearly not human.


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