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Kansen Chu

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Kansen Chu
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California State Assembly, District 25
In office
December 1, 2014 - Present
Term ends
December 4, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years
Prior offices
San Jose City Council, District 4
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Kansen Chu is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Chu previously served on the San Jose City Council, representing District 4 from 2009 to 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Chu served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2015
Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media
Human Services, Chair
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
Labor and Employment



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Kansen Chu (D) and Bob Brunton (R) defeated Teresa Cox (D), Armando Gomez (D) and Craig T. Steckler (D) in the blanket primary. Chu defeated Brunton in the general election.[1][2][3]

California State Assembly, District 25, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKansen Chu 69.4% 57,718
     Republican Bob Brunton 30.6% 25,441
Total Votes 83,159
California State Assembly, District 25 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKansen Chu 30.6% 16,672
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Brunton 23.3% 12,699
     Democratic Armando Gomez 16.9% 9,218
     Democratic Teresa Cox 16.7% 9,104
     Democratic Craig T. Steckler 12.5% 6,835
Total Votes 54,528



In 2014, Chu's endorsements included the following:[4]

  • Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta
  • United States Congressmember Judy Chu
  • California State Controller John Chiang
  • California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson
  • California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
  • California State Senator Jim Beall
  • California State Senator Jerry Hill
  • California State Assemblymember Nora Campos
  • California State Assemblymember Luis Alejo
  • California State Assemblymember Phil Ting
  • California State Assemblymember Rich Gordon
  • California State Board of Equalization Betty Yee
  • Former California State Senator Dan McCorquodale
  • Former California State Assemblymember Dominic Cortese
  • Former California State Assemblymember Sally Lieber
  • Former California State Assemblymember Jim Cunneen
  • Former California State Assemblymember Fiona Ma
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith
  • Former Santa Clara County Sheriff Chuck Gillingham
  • Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle


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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Wieckowski (D)
California Assembly District 25
Succeeded by
Preceded by
San Jose City Council, District 4
Succeeded by
Marjorie Matthews