Chu to Be Sworn In Thursday

Posted July 15, 2009 at 5:30pm

Congresswoman-elect Judy Chu (D-Calif.) will be sworn in Thursday morning, less than 48 hours after she won the special election to replace former Rep. Hilda Solis (D).Chu overwhelmingly defeated Monterey Park City Councilwoman Betty Tom Chu (R), 62 percent to 33 percent, in the southern California district. President Barack Obama called Chu to congratulate her on her election and on being the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress. The 32nd district, east of Los Angeles, has been vacant since Solis was sworn in as secretary of Labor in late February.When Chu is seated, there will be just one vacancy left in the House: the seat of former Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.), who resigned last month after being confirmed to a State Department position in the Obama administration.