Dr. Judy Chu today announced the endorsement of her race for Congress by nearly 70 elected officials representing the cities, school districts and water boards of the 32nd District.
Chu, now vice chair of the California State Board of Equalization, has declared her intention to run for the 32nd Congressional District seat that will be vacated by Hilda Solis should she be confirmed as President Obama’s Secretary of Labor.
“I want to thank these local officials for their overwhelming support,” said Chu. “They understand that there is no other candidate in this race that knows the people of the 32nd Congressional District better than I do. I am part and parcel of this district, having taught students at East Los Angeles College for 13 years, and the people of the district have trusted me to be their leader by electing me as their representative 9 times over the past 23 years.”
Chu has so far been officially endorsed by the entire City Councils of El Monte and West Covina, the two largest cities in the district, as well as all five members of the South El Monte City Council. In addition, she has secured the support of a majority of Council members – many of them Latino – from most of the 15 cities in the 32nd District, including Azusa, Baldwin Park, Duarte, Monterey Park and Rosemead.