Judy Chu

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Date of Birth July 7, 1953
Place of Birth China
Age 67 years old
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Judy Chu

Judy May Chu is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for California's 27th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the first Chinese American woman elected to the U.S. Congress. 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 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 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.

Born: Judy May Chu, July 7, 1953, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Education: University of California, Los Angeles (BA), Alliant International University (MA, PhD)
Preceded by: Hilda Solis
Constituency: 32nd district (2009–2013), 27th district (2013–present)
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About Judy Chu

Democrat and politician who became a U.S. Representative from California in 2009.

Before Fame

She was the Chair of the California Board of Equalization and served five terms as mayor of Monterey Park City.


She is the first Chinese American woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress.

Family Life

She married Mike Eng in 1978.


She succeeded Hilda Solis as the US Representative from California's 32nd congressional district after the former was appointed to become President Barack Obama's U.S. Secretary of Labor.

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