David Wu

David Wu DEMDemocrat

American politician

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David WuDEMDemocrat American politician
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David Wu (born April 8, 1955) is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Oregon's 1st congressional district from 1999 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. As a child of immigrants from Taiwan, Wu was the first Taiwanese American to serve in the House of Representatives. Wu announced that he would resign from office following resolution of the 2011 debt ceiling crisis, days after an 18-year-old woman left a voicemail at Wu's campaign office accusing him of an unwanted sexual encounter. Wu acknowledged the encounter and said it was consensual. Wu submitted his resignation on August 3, 2011. A special election was held on January 31, 2012, to fill the vacancy in advance of the regular 2012 election. Democrat Suzanne Bonamici defeated Republican challenger Rob Cornilles to win this special election. Since his resignation, Wu has remained in the Washington, D.C. area. He has been raising money for local Democratic parties, and organizing student exchange programs between the Chinese and American space programs.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Yale Law School
Juris Doctor
Stanford University
Bachelor of Science
Harvard Medical School
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
United States House of Representatives
1999 - 2011
Cohen and Wu
Shipyard Worker
Fishing Guide
Yellowstone National Park
Former Attorney
Law Firm of Miller Nash
Former Judicial Clerk
Judge Alfred T. Goodwin, United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Presidential Campaign
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Other Experience1 - 13 of 13
Board Member
Portland Youth Philharmonic
Former President
Oregon Graduate Center Associates
Founding President
Portland-Suzhou Sister City Association
Founding President
Delphi Society
Portland Downtown Rotary Club
Northwest Steelheaders Association, Tom McCall Chapter
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
2001 - 2004
Congressional Community College Caucus
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Education Task Force
Information Technology Round Table
Portland Planning Commission
Congressional-Executive Commission on China
New Democrat Coalition