Ed Chau

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Edwin "Ed" Chau
周本立
Chau headshot.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 49th district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Mike Eng
Personal details
Born (1957-09-17) September 17, 1957 (age 59)
Hong Kong
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Monterey Park, California
Alma mater University of Southern California (BA) (BS)
Southwestern University School of Law (JD)
Occupation Attorney
Engineer
Website asmdc.org/members/a49/

Edwin "Ed" Chau (Chinese: 周本立; pinyin: Zhōu Běnlì; born September 17, 1957) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 49th Assembly District, which encompasses the western San Gabriel Valley.

Chau is a member of the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was a Montebello Unified School District trustee from 2000 to 2012. In addition to being an attorney who owns his own law firm, he has been an engineer for IBM and a computer programmer.

2012 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 49th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matthew Lin 20,549 52.2
Democratic Ed Chau 13,746 34.9
Democratic Mitchell Ing 5,074 12.9
Total votes 39,369 100.0
General election
Democratic Ed Chau 64,791 56.4
Republican Matthew Lin 50,153 43.6
Total votes 114,944 100.0
Democratic hold

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 49th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Chau (incumbent) 17,540 60.2
Republican Esthela Torres Siegrist 11,576 39.8
Total votes 29,116 100.0
General election
Democratic Ed Chau (incumbent) 33,030 61.5
Republican Esthela Torres Siegrist 20,678 38.5
Total votes 53,708 100.0
Democratic hold

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 49th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Chau (incumbent) 44,922 99.5
Republican Peter Amundson, Jr. (write-in) 188 0.4
Libertarian Matthew "Boomer" Shannon (write-in) 25 0.1
Total votes 45,135 100.0
General election
Democratic Ed Chau (incumbent) 82,964 70.0
Republican Peter Amundson, Jr. (write-in) 35,533 30.0
Total votes 118,497 100.0
Democratic hold

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