California State Assembly 49th district candidates Matthew Lin and Ed Chau are stepping up their campaigns as November's election approaches.
Lin is a surgeon and former San Marino mayor. He is running with the slogan that "it doesn't take a doctor to notice that California is sick." Chau, an attorney, has served as a school board member for the Montebello Unified School District for the past 12 years and holds dual bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC), and a Doctor of Law Degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Assemblyman Mike Eng, who is being termed out, has endorsed Chau, as has Alhambra Councilman Luis Ayala who was initiatlly in the race.
Lin visited American Hai Ning Community Association on July 22th to seek support from the Chinese Vietnamese community, World Journal reports. The association's chairman said the current assemblyman, Mike Eng has good communications and advocates for the community. He told World Journal that he expected Lin to continue this tradition if he become the new assemblyman. Lin said that he will advocate for better legislation, affordable health care, and better public education.
The other candidate, Chau, hosted a “Kickoff to Victory” fundraising event on July 26th in Monterey Park which nearly 600 people attended, Singtao Daily reports. Chau told the attendees that he will concentrate on economic development, increase employment opportunities, support small businesses, and increase education funding.