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Judy ChuDEMDemocrat United States Representative, CA-27
69
Years of Age
32
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Judy May Chu (born July 7, 1953) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for California's 28th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, she has held a seat in Congress since 2009, representing California's 32nd congressional district until redistricting. Chu is the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress.Chu was elected to the California Board of Equalization in 2007, representing the 4th district. She previously served on the Garvey Unified School District Board of Education, on the Monterey Park City Council (with three terms as mayor) and in the California State Assembly. Chu ran in the 32nd congressional district special election for the seat vacated by Hilda Solis after Solis was confirmed as President Obama's Secretary of Labor in 2009. She defeated Republican candidate Betty Tom Chu and Libertarian candidate Christopher Agrella in a runoff election on July 14, 2009. Chu was redistricted to the 27th district in 2012, but still reelected to a third term, defeating Republican challenger Jack Orswell.

Education6 - 6 of 4
California State University, Los Angeles
Alliant International University
University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts
1974
California School of Professional Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy
1979
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
2023 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2009 - 2023
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
2001 - 2006
Member
Monterey Park City Council
1988 - 2001
Former Mayor
City of Monterey Park
Chair
California State Board of Equalization
2006 - 2009
Psychology Professor
East Los Angeles Community College
1988 - 2001
Member
Board of Education, Garvey School District
1985 - 1988
Professor
Los Angeles City College
1981 - 1988
Other Experience1 - 14 of 14
Member
House Democratic Caucus
Current
Vice Chair
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Current
Chair
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
2011 - Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Human Resources Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Executive Overreach Task Force, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Founder and Co-Chair
Congressional Creative Rights Caucus