Dr. Judy Chu was elected to the California State Assembly on May 15th, 2001. She represents a Southern California district that includes Alhambra, City Terrace, parts of East Los Angeles, El Sereno, Monterey Park, Rosemead, and San Gabriel.

As a member of the California State Assembly, Dr. Chu chairs the Select Committee on Hate Crimes. She also serves as a member of the Assembly Rules, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, and Transportation committees. She was appointed to the Assembly Budget Committee as well as the standing committee on Labor and Employment by Speaker Herb Wesson on March 12th 2002. As a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, she will serve on the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Prior to serving in the State Assembly, she served on the Monterey Park City Council for thirteen years starting from 1988 to 2001, and served as Mayor of the city three times. As a member of the Monterey Park City Council and active environmentalist, Dr. Chu spearheaded the successful effort to preserve open space & parks in perpetuity throughout the city.

Dr. Chu has been dedicated to education throughout her career. She started her career in public service as a board member of the Garvey School District from 1985 to 1988. She graduated with a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and served as a faculty member in the psychology department in the Los Angeles Community College District for twenty years. When racial tensions surfaced in local schools, Dr. Chu broke new ground and built new bridges between communities by establishing a conflict resolution training program for students.

Dr. Chu continued her work on race relations by serving as a U.S. Department of Commerce appointee to the Race and Ethnic Advisory Committee of the U.S. Census Bureau. She was awarded the Public Service Award by the UCLA Alumni Association for her work in addressing the ethnic shift in Monterey Park and for founding Monterey Park's annual Harmony Month.

She has been active in numerous social service organizations. She is a founder and past president of the Asian Youth Center, a San Gabriel Valley agency helping potentially at-risk immigrant youth adjust to life in America. Dr. Chu was a founding board member of the Greater San Gabriel Valley Community Development Corporation that helped "nearly bankable" businesses and the "Christmas in April-Monterey Park" that provides housing rehabilitation for low-income families. She received the Outstanding Founders Award on National Philanthropy Day in Los Angeles for her work in founding the Asian Youth Center.

Dr. Chu is married to Michael Eng, a noted community leader and attorney in the Los Angeles area.


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