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Chu won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|27th District]] as a [[Democrat]].<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> She was displaced from her former district, [[California's 32nd congressional district elections, 2012|the 32nd]] by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_18639765 "Judy Chu announces plans to run for new San Gabriel Valley congressional district", ''PasadenaStarNews.com'', August 8, 2011]</ref> The [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)|open primary]] election took place on June 5, 2012.
 
Chu won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|27th District]] as a [[Democrat]].<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> She was displaced from her former district, [[California's 32nd congressional district elections, 2012|the 32nd]] by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_18639765 "Judy Chu announces plans to run for new San Gabriel Valley congressional district", ''PasadenaStarNews.com'', August 8, 2011]</ref> The [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)|open primary]] election took place on June 5, 2012.
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Chu is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/judy_chu/412379 ''Gov Track'' "Chu" Accessed May 22, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Chu was born in Los Angeles, [[California]]. She earned her B.A. from the University of [[California]], Los Angeles, in 1974, and her PhD from the [[California]] School of Professional Psychology in 1979.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C001080 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "CHU, Judy, (1953 - )"]</ref>
 
Chu was born in Los Angeles, [[California]]. She earned her B.A. from the University of [[California]], Los Angeles, in 1974, and her PhD from the [[California]] School of Professional Psychology in 1979.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C001080 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "CHU, Judy, (1953 - )"]</ref>

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Judy Chu
Judy Chu.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 27
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorHilda Solis (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJuly 14, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,971,493
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2001-2006
Monterey Park City Council
1988-2001
Board of Education, Garvey School District
1985-1988
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D.California School of Professional Psychology
Personal
BirthdayJuly 7, 1953
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
ProfessionCollege Professor
Net worth$2,079,513
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Judy May Chu (b. July 7, 1953) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 27th congressional district. Chu was first elected to the House in a special election on July 14, 2009.

Chu won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 27th District as a Democrat.[1] She was displaced from her former district, the 32nd by redistricting.[2] The open primary election took place on June 5, 2012.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Chu is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

Chu was born in Los Angeles, California. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1974, and her PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1979.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Chu serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Chu served on the following committees:[5]

  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
  • Small Business Committee
    • Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Chu's campaign website listed the following issues:[6]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Since being elected to Congress in the midst of one of the worst economic crises in our nation's history, Judy Chu has maintained a laser-like focus on creating jobs, stimulating economic development and assisting small businesses to not only survive, but to thrive as we emerge from the Great Recession."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "Judy Chu is proud to have cast her vote in favor of the historic Affordable Care Act, the most sweeping reform to our nation’s health care system since the passage of Medicare in the 1960s."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Having taught for twenty years in the Los Angeles Community College system before coming to Congress, Judy Chu knows firsthand about the challenge every schoolteacher faces while balancing quality education with shrinking budgets."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "The San Gabriel Valley has six major freeways cutting through its geographical boundaries. And because of the area's tremendous population growth, most of those freeways have reached their capacity and are jammed with commuters during peak hours."
  • Environment and Clean Energy
Excerpt: "Congresswoman Chu continues to fight to protect our environment by supporting clean-up efforts of our local air and water resources. She is standing up against attempts by the majority in Congress to undo the Clean Air and Water Acts, and is a big proponent of clean and renewable energy, which not only helps us become more energy independent, but also creates new jobs."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Chu voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 27th congressional district elections, 2012

Chu won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 27th District as a Democrat.[1] She was displaced from her former district, the 32nd by redistricting. She and Jack Orswell (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Bob Duran (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.[8][9]

U.S. House, California District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Chu Incumbent 64% 154,191
     Republican Jack Orswell 36% 86,817
Total Votes 241,008
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 27 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Chu (D) Incumbent 57.8% 50,203
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Orswell (R) 24% 20,868
Bob Duran (R) 18.2% 15,819
Total Votes 86,890

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chu is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Chu raised a total of $3,971,493 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[12]

Judy Chu's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 27) Won $1,468,072
2010 US House (California, District 32) Won $2,503,421
Grand Total Raised $3,971,493

2012

Breakdown of the source of Chu's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Chu won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Chu's campaign committee raised a total of $1,468,072 and spent $803,348.[13]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Chu's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Chu won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Chu's campaign committee raised a total of $2,503,421 and spent $1,860,357.[14]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Personal

Chu has a husband, Mike Eng.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Chu is a "far-left Democrat" as of June 2013.[15]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Chu missed 65 of 2,802 roll call votes from July 2009 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[16]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Chu paid her congressional staff a total of $885,521 in 2011. She ranked 23rd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and she ranked 126th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[17]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Chu's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,184,026 and $2,975,000. That averages to $2,079,513, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth increased by 8.48% from 2010.[18]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Chu's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,099,025 and $2,735,000. That averages to $1,917,012.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[19]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Chu ranked 55th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[20]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Chu was 1 of 19 members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings.[21]

Voting with party

2013

Judy Chu voted with the Democratic Party 97.0% of the time, which ranked 23rd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[22]

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. "Judy Chu announces plans to run for new San Gabriel Valley congressional district", PasadenaStarNews.com, August 8, 2011
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "CHU, Judy, (1953 - )"
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  5. U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, Serving California's 32nd District "Biography"
  6. Campaign website, Issues
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  9. Unofficial election results
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. California Secretary of State special election results, accessed April 22, 2013
  12. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Judy Chu," Accessed March 22, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Judy Chu 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Judy Chu 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 12, 2011
  15. Gov Track "Judy Chu," Accessed June 7 2013
  16. GovTrack, "Judy Chu," Accessed April 2, 2013
  17. LegiStorm "Judy Chu"
  18. OpenSecrets.org, "Chu, (D-Cali), 2011"
  19. OpenSecrets.org, "Chu, (D-Cali), 2010"
  20. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  21. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  22. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Hilda Solis
U.S. House of Representatives - California, District 27
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Assembly
2001-2006
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Monterrey Park City Council
1988-2001
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Board of Education, Garvey School District
1985-1988
Succeeded by
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