Edwin Pun "Ed" Chau (周本立; born September 17, 1957) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 49th state assembly District, which encompasses the western San Gabriel Valley.
Edwin "Ed" Chau
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 49th district
|Assumed office |
December 3, 2012
|Preceded by||Mike Eng|
Edwin Pun Chau
September 17, 1957
|Alma mater||University of Southern California (BA) (BS)|
Southwestern University School of Law (JD)
Chau was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Los Angeles. He has a BA in sociology and a BS in computer science from the University of Southern California. He received a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law.
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 AssemblyEdit
2014 California State AssemblyEdit
|Democratic||Ed Chau (incumbent)||17,540||60.2|
|Republican||Esthela Torres Siegrist||11,576||39.8|
|Democratic||Ed Chau (incumbent)||33,030||61.5|
|Republican||Esthela Torres Siegrist||20,678||38.5|
2016 California State AssemblyEdit
|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|
|Democratic||Ed Chau (incumbent)||82,964||70.0|
|Republican||Peter Amundson, Jr. (write-in)||35,533||30.0|
2018 California State AssemblyEdit
|Democratic||Ed Chau (incumbent)||35,365||69.0|
|Democratic||Ed Chau (incumbent)||75421||71.2|
- "Biography". Assemblymember Ed Chau, District 49. California State Assembly. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- California Unanimously Passes Historic Privacy Bill Published by wired.com, retrieved on March 27, 2019
- "Bill Text - AB-375 Privacy: personal information: businesses". Leginfo.legislature.ca.gov. Retrieved 27 November 2018.