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Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009. She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California.
Rep. Chu currently serves on the House Judiciary Committee, where she is a member of the Subcommittees on Intellectual Property and the Internet as well as Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.
She also serves on the House Small Business Committee, which has oversight of the Small Business Administration. Rep. Chu is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access. She is also a member of the Subcommittees on Contracting and Workforce as well as the Subcommittee on Health and Technology.
In 2011, Chu was elected Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, which advocates for the needs and concerns of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community across the nation.
Chu founded and co-chairs the Congressional Creative Rights Caucus, which advocates for the copyright protections of those in the creative industries, such as music, film and visual arts. She also serves in leadership of the House Democratic Caucus as a Member of the Steering and Policy Committee.
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. In 2009, she became the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress in history.
The 27th Congressional District is comprised of most of the West San Gabriel Valley and the Foothills, including all or part of the communities of Monterey Park, Rosemead, Alhambra, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, Pasadena, Arcadia, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Bradbury, Glendora, Claremont, and north Upland. For a map of the 27th District, click here. To find out if you live in the 27th Congressional District, click here and enter your zip code in the top right hand corner of the website.
Rep. Chu lives with her husband, Michael Eng, in the city of Monterey Park, where they have been residents for over 31 years.