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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.)

District: 27th District
Political Highlights: Garvey School District Board of Education, 1985-88; Monterey Park City Council, 1988-2001; sought Democratic nomination for Calif. Assembly, 1994; sought Democratic nomination for Calif. Assembly, 1998; Calif. Assembly, 2001-06; Calif. Board of Equalization, 2007-09; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
Born: July 7, 1953; Los Angeles, Calif.
Residence: Monterey Park
Religion: Unspecified
Family: Husband, Mike Eng
Education: U. of California, Santa Barbara, attended 1970-73; U. of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1974; California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, Ph.D. 1979
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2009 (3rd full term)
Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations; Executive Overreach); Small Business (Economic Growth, Tax & Capital Access - Ranking Member)

Election History
2014generalJudy Chu (D) 75,72859.4
Jack Orswell (R) 51,85240.6
2012generalJudy Chu (D) 154,19164.0
Jack Orswell (R) 86,81736.0
2010generalJudy Chu (D) 77,75971.0
Edward Schmerling (R) 31,69729.0
2009specialJudy Chu (D) 16,19461.9
Betty Chu (R) 8,63033.0
Christopher Agrella (LIBERT) 1,3565.2
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow California Rep. George Miller (D) is 5th.


California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepJudyChu)

Rep. Judy Chu has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.