IN HONOR OF ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH 2015 Judy Chu

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Judy May Chu (born July 7, 1953) is the first Chinese American woman elected to the U.S. Congress She serves as the U.S. Representative for California’s 27th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2009. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
Chu was previously Chair of the California Board of Equalization, representing the 4th District. She had also served on the Garvey Unified School District Board of Education, the Monterey Park City Council (with five terms as mayor) and the California State Assembly.
Chu ran in the 32nd congressional district special election for the seat that was vacated by Hilda Solis after she was confirmed as Barack Obama’s U.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 was still re-elected to a third term, defeating Republican challenger Jack Orswell.

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