Democrats choose Chu

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Pictured, left to right: Malibu Democratic Club members Cynthia Loo, Linda Goodman, Ralph Erickson, Congressional candidate Judy Chu, MDC President Jean T. Goodman and Mona Loo.

Malibu Democratic Club members on Saturday traveled to Rosemead to cast proxy votes for State Board of Equalization Vice-Chair Dr. Judy Chu, candidate for the 32nd Congressional District seat vacated by President Barack Obama?s Labor Secretary appointment, Hilda Solis.

Dr. Chu won the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, making her the only candidate officially endorsed by the state Democratic party on the May 19 special election ballot.

Malibu Democratic Club members voted as proxy delegates taking the place of official Democratic delegates who could not attend the Saturday caucus. Dr. Chu earned the unanimous support of all 287 caucus members, far exceeding the 60 percent threshold needed to win the endorsement.

-Olivia Damavandi