Congresswoman Judy Chu announced her campaign on Friday for the proposed 27th Congressional District, which would include Alhambra as well as many other cities in the western San Gabriel Valley such as Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, and San Marino. Chu, the first Chinese American woman ever elected to Congress, currently represents District 32. Alhambra, which previously was in the 29th Congressional District, is represented by Rep. Adam Schiff.
“I have had the honor of serving the residents of the San Gabriel Valley, having been elected 11 times over that past 26 years, from my days on the Garvey School District Board of Education to serving as Mayor on the Monterey Park City Council, then the California State Assembly, the Board of Equalization and now in Congress," Chu said in a press release. " I look forward to continuing to serve many of the same cities I represented in the State Assembly. And I will work hard to serve the new areas in the 27th Congressional district to address their specific needs and concerns.”
Chu previously represented Alhambra on the State Assembly, a post now held by her husband, Mike Eng.