Judy Chu is a Representative from California. Born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1953, she earned her B.A. from the University of California in 1974 and her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1979.
She was a professor at East Los Angeles College from 1981-1988 and a member of the Garvey, CA, school district from 1985-1988. She was a member of the Monterey Park, CA, city council from 1988-2001 and served as Mayor of Monterey Park, CA. She was also a member of the California state assembly from 2001-2006 and a member of the California Board of Equalization from 2006-2009; serving as vice chair in 2009.
She was elected to the 111th Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Hilda Solis, and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (July 14, 2009-present).