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July 15, 2009 | Jean Merl
State Board of Equalization member Judy Chu, who forged multiethnic coalitions during more than two decades in public office, was winning Tuesday's special election to the San Gabriel Valley-based 32nd Congressional District as returns were being tallied. If Chu's wide lead in early returns holds up as expected, she will become the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, according to the Office of the House Historian and the Congressional Research Service.
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April 11, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Political leaders and outdoors enthusiasts expressed dismay Thursday over new details about an Interior Department recommendation for changes in federal management of a popular region of the San Gabriel Mountains. "The proposal raises many questions, and I want answers from the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service as to why this hybrid came about," U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) said in an interview. The Interior Department announced Wednesday that it is recommending to Congress that the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service collaborate in the region, which includes a portion of the Angeles National Forest stretching from Sylmar to roughly five miles west of Interstate 15. Under the proposal, the region essentially would remain national forest land managed by the cash-strapped Forest Service.
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July 16, 2009 | Jean Merl
Judy Chu can trace the beginnings of her career as a San Gabriel Valley activist and political leader back to the early 1970s and her freshman year in college. As the young math major, intent on a career in computer science, was crossing the UC Santa Barbara quad one day, someone thrust into her hand a flier about a new Asian American studies course. She decided to give it a try. "It was like a light went off in my head," Chu recalled.
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April 4, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
With Los Angeles facing the imminent possibility of having no female elected leaders at City Hall, some of California's most prominent female politicians joined forces Thursday to promote Wendy Greuel's mayoral candidacy. Democratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi, the only woman to serve as the speaker of the House of Representatives, announced she was endorsing Greuel to become the city's first female mayor. "She's operational, she gets the job done," Pelosi (D-San Francisco)
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April 19, 2009 | Jean Merl
The state Democratic Party unanimously endorsed Board of Equalization member Judy Chu on Saturday for the 32nd Congressional District seat in next month's special election. Twelve candidates, including eight Democrats, are on the May 19 ballot in the contest to succeed former Rep. Hilda Solis (D-El Monte), who resigned to become U.S. Labor Secretary. Chu and state Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) are widely considered the front-runners in the strongly Democratic, San Gabriel Valley-based district.
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July 1, 2001 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They stood in a long line, deep in the heavy afternoon heat Saturday--the Latino city councilman, the young Asian professional, the union activist, the Democratic voter--for the chance to shake hands and snap a photo with their new hometown victor: Assemblywoman Judy Chu. More than 500 supporters from El Sereno to El Monte gathered at a local park to congratulate the former Monterey Park councilwoman, who won a special election in May in the heavily Latino 49th Assembly District.
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May 29, 1994 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fanning the flames of her underdog campaign, Monterey Park Mayor Judy Chu has intensified her attack on Assemblywoman Diane Martinez, calling her an ineffective legislator who cannot get bills passed or even hold on to her staff. Martinez (D-Monterey Park) gave Chu new ammunition when she brought up one of her most closely watched bills for a vote last week--only to have it fall one vote short of passage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
With Los Angeles facing the imminent possibility of having no female elected leaders at City Hall, some of California's most prominent female politicians joined forces Thursday to promote Wendy Greuel's mayoral candidacy. Democratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi, the only woman to serve as the speaker of the House of Representatives, announced she was endorsing Greuel to become the city's first female mayor. "She's operational, she gets the job done," Pelosi (D-San Francisco)
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May 23, 2009 | Jean Merl
A campaign that made the most of Judy Chu's strong ties to the San Gabriel Valley, her skills as a coalition-builder and her support from organized labor is credited with propelling her to the front of a crowded field in Tuesday's hot race for the vacant 32nd Congressional District seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1998
Re "Ethnic Politics to the Test," May 8: There was a time when the only choice voters had, even in communities of color, were two white men. The civil rights movement fought for the rights of minorities and paved the way for people like Gloria Romero and Judy Chu to get elected to public office. I live in the 49th Assembly District and am, for one, very happy that we have a diverse set of candidates, Latina and Asian women no less! Seems to me that your article's angle should have celebrated this victory rather than create divisions where there are none.
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February 19, 2010 | By Corina Knoll
Rep. Judy Chu (D-El Monte) e-mailed a letter this week to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office requesting a review of all rape cases submitted for prosecution in 2009 by the West Covina Police Department. Addressed to Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, the letter asks the office to look into allegations of misconduct by West Covina authorities to ensure that proper investigative procedures were followed. The letter came after a series of articles ran in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune about sex crimes investigator Tyler Kennedy, who recently was suspended over allegations of sexual harassment of an alleged rape victim.
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July 17, 2009 | Shane Goldmacher
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday appointed Jerome Horton, a business-friendly former Democratic lawmaker, to the state tax board. The choice is likely to shift the balance of power on the Board of Equalization, which, despite its low public profile, holds broad influence over corporate taxes. Horton's appointment is a coup for California's business lobby, which has regular dealings with the board.
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July 16, 2009 | Shane Goldmacher
Judy Chu's election to Congress on Tuesday after more than two years on the state tax board could change the balance of power on the panel, which can affect corporate taxes to the tune of millions of dollars. Her now-vacant board seat gives California's business lobby a coveted opportunity for more influence on its decisions, especially if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a longtime ally, makes a business-friendly appointment to replace her, as he is expected to.
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July 16, 2009 | Jean Merl
Judy Chu can trace the beginnings of her career as a San Gabriel Valley activist and political leader back to the early 1970s and her freshman year in college. As the young math major, intent on a career in computer science, was crossing the UC Santa Barbara quad one day, someone thrust into her hand a flier about a new Asian American studies course. She decided to give it a try. "It was like a light went off in my head," Chu recalled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2009 | Jean Merl
State Board of Equalization member Judy Chu, who forged multiethnic coalitions during more than two decades in public office, was winning Tuesday's special election to the San Gabriel Valley-based 32nd Congressional District as returns were being tallied. If Chu's wide lead in early returns holds up as expected, she will become the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, according to the Office of the House Historian and the Congressional Research Service.
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July 13, 2009 | Jean Merl
Voters in the San Gabriel Valley-based 32nd Congressional District will choose a new representative in a special runoff election Tuesday. Board of Equalization member Judy Chu, 56, a Chinese American, is the heavy favorite in the strongly Democratic, largely Latino district. She parlayed strong roots in local communities, support from labor and a broad multiethnic coalition into a hard-fought primary victory in May.
NEWS
April 26, 1992
In analyzing the defeat of the candidate he endorsed in the April 14 Monterey Park City Council election, Monterey Park Mayor Sam Kiang lamented that "Chinese don't vote. They just don't vote." (Times, April 16). I take strong exception to that characterization, not only because it is completely false, but because Mayor Kiang operates under the misconception that all Chinese-Americans vote along ethnic lines. The voters of Monterey Park (including Chinese-American voters) are a little more intelligent than Mayor Kiang gives them credit.
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June 22, 2009 | Jean Merl
In the final weeks before the special election to fill the San Gabriel Valley-based 32nd Congressional District seat, Judy Chu, the heavily favored Democrat, is confident enough to have moved into smaller campaign headquarters. Her Republican opponent and cousin by marriage, Betty Tom Chu, determined to make a strong bid despite long odds, has opened a campaign office for the first time since entering the race April 6. And the Libertarian in the three-way runoff, Christopher M.
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May 26, 2009 | HECTOR TOBAR
Blanca Figueroa is the mayor of South El Monte and a proud Mexican American who sometimes signs off her e-mails with the Spanish translation of her official title: "alcaldesa." One of the first things she'll tell you about herself is that, as a teenager, she met Cesar Chavez. And that when her family moved from East Los Angeles to South El Monte in 1960, they endured the racist comments of certain neighbors who soon joined the "white flight" out of that place.
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