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Edwin Chau
Edwin Chau.jpg
California State Assembly District 49
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years
Prior offices
Montebello School Board
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California
J.D.Southwestern University School of Law
Office website
Edwin "Ed" Chau is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chau served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Finance
Housing and Community Development
Labor and Employment
Joint Rules


Campaign themes


Chau's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Education
Excerpt: "Education is the key to creating and sustaining long-lasting economic growth. Our teachers, counselors, school nurses, librarians, and school employees are toiling in the front line every single day to make sure that California’s students receive the best education possible to compete in the world’s economy: they help rebuild our economy from the bottom-up."
  • Jobs & Economy
Excerpt: "As our state recovers from the toughest economic crisis since Depression, revitalizing our economy and improving our education system will be my top priority. In order to put California back on track, we must both protect our existing jobs and businesses and invest in education for our youth: the key to long-lasting economic revitalization."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "California is home to world-renowned beaches, mountains, and forests. As we work to rebuild our economy, we must think green and act green to create green jobs, invest in alternative energy, and preserve our natural resources."
  • Consumer Rights
Excerpt: "As a lawyer, I have been fighting for fairness and equality for everyday Californians in consumer protection, personal injury, immigration, and landlord-tenant disputes. As an Assembly Member, I will stand up for the most vulnerable Californians and be their voice in Sacramento."
  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "Our law enforcement officers risk their lives and work tirelessly in keeping our neighborhoods safe and bringing perpetrators of law to justice. As a longtime attorney and Judge Pro Tem, I have worked through our justice system to stand up for justice and fairness for everyday Californians."



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. Incumbent Ed Chau (D) and Esthela Torres Siegrist (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Chau defeated Siegrist in the general election.[3][4][5]

California State Assembly, District 49, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Chau Incumbent 61.5% 33,030
     Republican Esthela Torres Siegrist 38.5% 20,678
Total Votes 53,708


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Chau won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 49. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Mitchell Ing (D). Chau defeated Matthew Lin (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

California State Assembly, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdwin "Ed" Chau 56.4% 64,791
     Republican Matthew Lin 43.6% 50,153
Total Votes 114,944
California State Assembly, District 49 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdwin Chau 34.9% 13,746
     Democratic Mitchell Ing 12.9% 5,074
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Lin 52.2% 20,549
Total Votes 39,369

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chau is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Chau raised a total of $1,560,663 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[8]

Edwin Chau's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 49 Won $1,560,663
Grand Total Raised $1,560,663


Chau won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Chau raised a total of $1,560,663.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edwin Chau's campaign in 2012
California Democratic Party$204,504
Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee$178,824
Sacramento County Democratic Central Committee$120,000
Chau, Edwin$100,725
Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee$50,000
Total Raised in 2012$1,560,663
Source:Follow the Money


In 2012, Chau's endorsements included the following:[9]


Ed and his wife, Candice, have one daughter.

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Preceded by
Mike Eng (D)
California State Assembly District 49
Succeeded by