California Assembly member, 49th Assembly District
Honorable Ed Chau
California Assembly member
49th Assembly District
Assemblymember Ed Chau was elected in November 2012 to represent the 49th Assembly District, comprised of the communities of Alhambra, Arcadia, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City and portions of Montebello, and South El Monte.
Assemblymember Chau currently serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development which oversees issues pertaining, to building standards, homeless programs, housing finance, land use planning, and redevelopment, among others.
In addition, he is a member of the Assembly Committees on Banking and Finance; Judiciary; and Labor and Employment. He is also Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Privacy, which examines a number of privacy related issues, such as mobile app privacy, internet privacy, data collection and surveillance privacy.
Growing up in a working class family, Assemblymember Chau learned the value of hard work and a good education early on. He attended local public schools and worked his way through college, and holds bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Sociology, both from the University of Southern California, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern Law School. He has worked as a computer engineer for IBM and a programmer for Unisys Corporation, where he helped create cutting-edge technology and focused on finding solutions to tomorrow’s problems. Assemblymember Chau, a principal in a law firm, has owned his own business for nearly 20 years. Additionally, he served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court for a decade.