Judy Chu And Congress

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Caught this news down at The Sacramento Bee:

California Board of Equalization member Judy Chu said today she's running for the East Los Angeles congressional seat now held by Hilda Solis, who has been picked by President-elect Barack Obama to be his labor secretary.

When she was in the Legislature, Chu represented the 49th Assembly District, which is in the congressional district, as is the city of Monterey Park, where she began her political career on the city council.

"I've served the district for 24 years and know it well," Chu told The Bee.

If elected, the Democrat would be the first Asian American from Southern California sent to Congress in more than a decade.

Check out in full here.