Former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol recruited Lee Seok-joon, 62, former chief of the Office for Government Policy Coordination for the then President Park Geun-hye administration, to the Yoon’s Presidential election camp on June 21.
The Dong-A Ilbo reported that Lee Sang-rok, a spokesman for Yoon's Presidential campaign, told the vernacular daily newspaper on June 21, "Yoon recruited Lee, who has been in charge of the country's livelihood for more than 30 years in public office, with in-depth consideration."
Lee told the Dong-A Ilbo on the phone, "I give thanks to Yoon. I will help Yoon as much as I can. I will meet with former Prosecutor General Yoon to work out our thoughts." Lee is expected to oversee the camp's policies and Presidential pledges.
Lee, who passed the 26th highest civil service examinations, served as the head of the Ministry of Strategy and Finance's policy coordination bureau and a standing member of the Financial Services Commission before serving as the head of the Ministry of Economy and Finance's budget office in 2012. He also served as vice minister of the Ministry of Strategy and Finance at the then President Park Geun-hye administration.