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    Judy Chu

  • Reelect Congressional Representative Judy Chu to keep CD-28 on the right track for progress.



    The Position

    Congressmembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the United States Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term. California has 53 congressional representatives, the largest delegation in the country. There is no term limit for this position.





    The District

    California’s 28th Congressional District includes parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 21% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 24% Latino, 35% Asian, and 5% Black. This district is considered to be a strong Asian seat in the California congressional delegation. After the 2021 redistricting process, CD-28 is 2% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that CD-28 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 36 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 27 points.





    The Race

    There are four candidates running for this seat: Democrat Incumbent Representative Judy Chu, Democrat Challenger Dorothy Caronna, Independent Gio DePaolis, and Republican Wes Hallman. Rep. Chu’s campaign has raised over $700,000 and is not funded by police money.





    The Recommendation

    Rep. Chu, a longtime public servant, grew up in Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, Rep. Chu is running for reelection to continue achieving accomplishments in Congress for her district and nationwide. Rep. Chu won her 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 40 points.

    Rep. Chu’s priorities for CD-28 this year have included 31 bills about civil liberties, immigration, and abortion, all of which have successfully passed the House. She currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. This year, Rep. Chu has voted 98% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 96% of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rep. Chu voted against the Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act while Rep. Pelosi voted for it, and Rep. Chu voted for the New North American Free Trade Agreement while Rep. Ocasio-Cortez voted against it.

    Prior to her election to Congress, Rep. Chu served as mayor of Monterey Park from 1989 to 1994, and in 2001, she was elected to the State Assembly. She was first elected to Congress in 2009, becoming the first Chinese American to serve in the institution. She is a longtime supporter of civil liberties and reproductive rights.

    Rep. Chu is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups in the district. Based on our analysis, Rep. Chu’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of CD-28 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.



    Last updated: 2022-05-11

    Judy Chu

    Reelect Congressional Representative Judy Chu to keep CD-28 on the right track for progress.



    Judy Chu

    Reelect Congressional Representative Judy Chu to keep CD-28 on the right track for progress.



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