The Asian American Action Fund proudly endorses Judy Chu for United States Congress. Judy is running for re-election in California’s 27th congressional district, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California.
Representative Chu was the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress in history, serving since 2009. She was elected Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus in 2011, advocating for the needs and concerns of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community across the nation.
Representative Chu currently serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to taxes, revenues, Social Security, and Medicare. In that Committee, Rep. Chu is a member of the Subcommittees on Health and Human Resources, giving her oversight over healthcare reform and crucial safety net programs. She also serves on the House Small Business Committee, which has oversight of the Small Business Administration, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access.
Chu was first elected to the Board of Education for Garvey School District in 1985. From there, she was elected to the Monterey Park City Council, where she served as Mayor three times. She then was elected to the State Assembly and then California’s elected tax board, known as the State Board of Equalization.
Learn more about Judy Chu at her website.