Judy Chu

Born:July 7, 1953 (age 70)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
California State Board of Equalization, 2007-2009
California State Assembly, 2001-2006
Education:B.A., UCLA
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology

Judy Chu assumed office in the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009, winning the special election for the 32nd District seat vacated by Hilda Solis after Solis was confirmed as President Obama's secretary of labor. Chu is the first Chinese American woman to serve in Congress. After the 2011 redistricting, Chu represented the 27th District from 2013-2023, and following the 2021 redistricting, she now represents the 28th District.

Chu was born July 7, 1953, in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. She received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology, and then worked as a psychology professor at Los Angeles City College and East Los Angeles College for twenty years.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Chu was elected to the Garvey School District Board of Education and to the Monterey Park City Council. From 2001 to 2006, she represented the 49th District in the California State Assembly. She served on the California State Board of Equalization, representing the 4th District from 2007 to 2009.

For information on Chu's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.