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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Ted W. Lieu

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Member of the State Assembly; District 53

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Assemblymember Ted Lieu was elected to the 53rd Assembly District in a Special Election in September 2005 to represent the communities of El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Venice, Westchester and parts of West Los Angeles. He was re-elected in November 2006.

Lieu is Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee and currently serves on the following standing committees: Appropriations, Veterans' Affairs, and Water, Parks & Wildlife. He was also appointed Chair of the Assembly's Select Committee on Aerospace.

Prior his election to the State Assembly, Lieu served on the Torrance City Council, as well as the City's Environmental Quality & Energy Conservation Commission. As both councilmember and commissioner, he worked tirelessly on issues that he continues as an Assemblymember: education, public safety, the environment and transportation.

Dedicated to his country, Lieu currently holds the rank of Major in the United States Air Force Reserves. He served on active duty for four years as a member of the JAG Corps. During his tenure, Lieu received numerous awards and medals for his service and dedication to men and women in our Armed Forces, both abroad and locally.

Lieu graduated from Stanford University in 1991 earning a bachelor's of science in computer science and a bachelor of arts in political science. In 1994, he graduated with a juris doctorate with honors from Georgetown University Law Center where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.

Ted's wife Betty is a former Deputy Attorney General under Bill Lockyer. Ted and Betty reside in the City of Torrance with their two sons, Brennan and Austin.

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