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Judy Chu Wins Primary for Solis’ Seat

Judy Chu won the primary race for California’s 32nd Congressional district yesterday. With 89 percent of precincts reporting, Chu won 32 percent of the vote and was trailed by Democratic state Senator Gil Cedillo, who won 24 percent of the vote, reported the Associated Press. A run-off election will be held on July 14th between the top candidates from each party.

According to Emily’s List, Chu currently serves as the Vice Chair of the State Board of Equalization and has previously served in the state Assembly, as Monterey Park Mayor, on the Monterey Park City Council, and as a member of the Garvey School District School Board. Chu has a strong record on reproductive rights and on gay and lesbian rights, among other issues.

This special election is for the seat vacated by former Representative Hilda Solis who was confirmed as Secretary of Labor in February. The Feminist Majority PAC has endorsed Judy Chu’s candidacy.

Sources:

Associated Press 5/20/09; Feminist Daily Newswire 2/24/09; Emily’s List Profile of Judy Chu