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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.
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.
May 21, 2009 | Carla Hall
What's in a name? Just about everything, it turns out, in the 32nd Congressional District. Democrat Judy Chu and Republican Betty Chu, along with Libertarian Christopher M. Agrella, rose out of a field of 12 in Tuesday's election to advance to a July runoff. Judy Chu's campaign consultant, Parke Skelton, calls it "the Chu-Chu runoff." Judy, who outpolled Democratic state Sen. Gil Cedillo and six other party members, is considered the heavy favorite, given the district's strong Democratic tilt.
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.
May 17, 2009 | Jean Merl
On the day last month that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appeared at a news conference to enthusiastically back Judy Chu for the open 32nd Congressional District seat, her chief rival wasted no time trying to downplay the endorsement. "Voters, not endorsements, are going to decide the winner" of Tuesday's special election, state Sen.
May 13, 2009 | Michael Finnegan
A ferociously contested congressional race in the San Gabriel Valley has emerged as a classic test of the power of ethnic politics in the aftermath of Barack Obama's racial breakthrough in the presidential election. The election Tuesday to fill the House seat vacated by U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis also spotlights the clashing political aspirations of two of California's fastest growing ethnic groups, Asians and Latinos.
June 24, 2011 | By Harold Meyerson
Nearly every day for three years, Josue Melquisedec Diaz reported to work by going to a New Orleans street corner where contractors, subcontractors and people fixing up their places went to hire day laborers. It was there, one day in 2008, that a contractor picked him up and took him to Beaumont, Texas, just across the Louisiana line, to work on the cleanup, demolition and reconstruction projects that Beaumont was undertaking in the wake of Hurricane Gustav. Diaz was put to work in a residential neighborhood that had been flooded.
December 4, 1986
Virginia Gutierrez was elected president of the Garvey School District Board of Education at its annual reorganization meeting. Bob Miranda was elected vice president and Gil Barron was elected clerk. The other board members are Judy Chu and Jim Smith. The board also voted to change its regular meeting dates from the first and third Tuesday of the month to the first and third Thursday. The district covers parts of Rosemead, San Gabriel and Monterey Park.
February 14, 1991
Betty Couch on Monday presided over her first meeting of the City Council as mayor. Couch, elected to her first council term in 1988, was sworn in as mayor Sunday afternoon, succeeding Judy Chu. The position rotates among the city's five elected council members according to seniority. Councilman Samuel Kiang was sworn in as mayor pro tem and will become mayor next year.
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