|Member of the National Assembly|
30 May 2016
|Preceded by||Hong Chul-ho|
|Constituency||Gyeonggi Gimpo A|
|Governor of South Gyeongsang|
1 July 2010 – 6 July 2012
|Preceded by||Kim Tae-ho|
|Succeeded by||Hong Jun-pyo|
|Minister of the Interior|
27 February 2003 – 18 September 2003
|Preceded by||Lee Keun-sik|
|Succeeded by||Huh Sung-kwan|
|Born||10 April 1959
Namhae, South Korea
|Political party||Democratic Party of Korea|
|Alma mater||Dong-A University|
|Religion||Buddhism   |
|Revised Romanization||Gim Du-gwan|
Kim Doo-kwan (Korean: 김두관, RR: Gim Du-gwan, Hanja: 金斗官; born 10 April 1959) is a South Korean Democratic United Party politician and former civil servant, the present governor of South Gyeongsang Province. He was elected governor in the 2010 local elections as an independent after two previous unsuccessful attempts. He served as Minister for Home Affairs under the administration of Roh Moo-hyun, and is seen as a potential contender for the DUP nomination in the 2012 presidential election.
Early life and education
After serving as Secretary-General of the Namhae farmers' association from 1987, Kim was prefect of Namhae County in the 1990s. He failed in a bid to become governor of South Gyeongsang in 2002. In 2003, he was chosen as Minister for Government Administration and Home Affairs by Roh Moo-hyun, but on 3 September of that year the National Assembly voted to dismiss him. He unsuccessfully contested Namhae in the 2004 National Assembly elections for the Uri Party, winning 16.9% of the vote. He subsequently lost a second attempt to become governor in 2006.
In the 2010 local elections, Kim won an upset victory in the South Gyeongsang gubernatorial election as an independent candidate, and took office as governor on 1 July 2010. Despite originally promising to maintain his independence, in February 2011 he joined the Democratic United Party.
After the party's defeat in the 2012 parliamentary elections, Kim emerged as an alternative candidate for the DUP nomination for that year's presidential election, though he had been considered as a potential frontrunner beforehand. He has been termed the "little Roh Moo-hyun" on account of his unprivileged background and his principles.
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|Governor of South Gyeongsang