Back in May, Dr. Judy Chu lead the congested field of candidates in a special election for the recently vacated California 32nd District Congressional seat, setting up a run-off election amongst the leading Democratic, Republican and Libertarian candidates. On election night, Dr. Judy Chu overwhelmingly defeated her opponent (as expected in the heavily Democratic district):
“With 173 of 209 precincts reporting Tuesday night, Chu had 14,115 votes, or 62 percent. She was trailed by her cousin by marriage, Republican Betty Chu, with 7,355 votes, or 32 percent. “I’m really proud and honored and humbled to have such an overwhelming vote,” Chu told The Associated Press from her victory party in Covina.”
Judy Chu also makes history by becoming the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, according to the Office of the House Historian and the Congressional Research Service and will be the second Chinese American currently serving in Congress, along with Congressman David Wu (Oregon-D). Congratualtions to Judy!