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Ted LieuDEMDemocrat United States Representative, CA-33
53
Years of Age
20
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Ted W. Lieu (born March 29, 1969) is an American politician and Air Force Reserve Command colonel who has been Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus since 2023. He has represented California's 36th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2023, previously representing the 33rd congressional district from 2015 to 2023. The district includes South Bay and Westside regions of Los Angeles, as well as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and Beach Cities. Having emigrated from Taiwan at age 3, Lieu is one of 18 members of Congress who are naturalized U.S. citizens. He represented the 28th district in the California State Senate from 2011 to 2014, after being elected to fill the seat of deceased Senator Jenny Oropeza. From 2005 to 2010 he was a California State Assemblyman, representing the 53rd district, after being elected to fill the seat of deceased Assemblyman Mike Gordon. Lieu actively served in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1995 to 1999 and since 2000 has served in the Air Force Reserve Command with his current rank of colonel upon his promotion in 2015. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi appointed Lieu Assistant whip of the 115th Congress in 2017.

Campaign Funding

20
18
$1,771,606
Total Raised
$960,659
Total Spent
$1,865,001
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Lawyers/Law Firms$144,970
85%
Real Estate$123,811
74%
Democratic/Liberal$108,256
60%
TV/Movies/Music$88,551
59%
Securities & Investment$86,117
51%
Retired$75,042
49%
Health Professionals$72,011
27%
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$39,100
24%
Human Rights$35,810
23%
Public Sector Unions$33,525
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Stanford University
Bachelor of Science
1991
Saint Ignatius High School
1987
Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor
1994
Past Positions1 - 14 of 14
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
2023 - Current
Vice Chair
House Democratic Caucus
2023 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
2014 - 2023
Senator
California State Senate
2011 - 2014
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
2005 - 2010
Member
Torrance City Council
2002 - 2005
Co-Chair
Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, United States House of Representatives
Democratic Assistant Whip
United States House of Representatives
President
Freshman Democratic Class, United States House of Representatives
Attorney
UBS
2003 - 2005
Attorney
Munger, Tolles & Olson
2000 - 2003
Colonel
United States Air Force Reserves
2000 - Current
Served
Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, United States Air Force
1995 - 1999
Former Judicial Clerk
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Other Experience1 - 83 of 83
Board Member
Torrance/South Bay Young Men's Christian Association
Current
Member
Friends of Torrance Library
Current
Member
United States- China Working Group
Current
Member
Bipartisan Task Force on Anti-Semitism
Current
Member
Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change
Current
Member
Torrance Historical Society
Current
Member
Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Reserve Office Association
Current
Board Member
Switzer Center School and Clinical Services
Former Editor-in-Chief
Georgetown University Law Review
Former Member
Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commission, Torrance City Council
Former Member
Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
Former Member
Rampart Independent Review Panel
Member
Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Member
Friends of Madrona Marsh
Member
Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition
Member
Marijuana Working Group
Member
Democratic Israel Working Group
Member
Congressional Task Force on Seniors
Member
Heal the Bay
Vice Chair
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Member
Congressional Ports Caucus
Current
Member
Hidden Heroes Congressional Caucus
Current
Member
Friends of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Caucus
Current
Member
Bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus
Current
Member
Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Boating Caucus
Current
Member
Medical Technology Caucus
Current
Member
Quiet Skies Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Organic Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Air Force Caucus
Current
Member
Safe Climate Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Toy Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Arts Caucuses
Current
Member
Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Caucus
Current
Member
Fourth Amendment Caucus
Current
Member
United States-Phillippines Friendship Caucus
Current
Member
Parkinson's Caucus
Current
Member
Lupus Caucus
Current
Member
Friends of Thailand Caucus
Current
Member
Baltic Caucus
Current
Member
United Service Organization Congressional Caucus
Current
Member
Skin Cancer Caucus
Current
Member
Macedonia Caucus
Current
Member
House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Nepal Caucus
Current
Member
Congresional Childhood Cancer Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Bipartisan Privacy Caucus
Current
Member
Sharing Economy Caucus
Current
Member
Labor and Working Families Caucus
Current
Member
Korea Caucus
Current
Member
House Philanthropy Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Native American Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans
Current
Member
Armenian Issues Caucus
Current
Member
Tourette Syndrome Caucus
Current
Member
Japan Caucus
Current
Member
Finland Caucus
Current
Member
Energy Savings Performance Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Animal Protection Caucus
Current
Member
Basic Education Caucus
Current
Member
Autism Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
Current
Member
Congressional Internet Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Friends of Wales Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
Current
Member
National Parks Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Creative Rights Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Coastal Caucus
Current
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, California State Senate
Former Member
The Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on National Security, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Information Technology, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Government Reform Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Foreign Affairs), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Elections and Constitutional Committee, California State Senate
Member
Congressional Arts Caucus