Press Release

Friday, August 9, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Kansen Chu presents a total of $3.75 million of newly-secured State funding to local police departments to address shocking increases in the rate of “smash and grab” crimes. Each police department in Assembly District 25—Milpitas, Fremont, Newark, Santa Clara, and San Jose— will receive $750,000.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

CONTACT: Annie Pham (916) 319-2025

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California legislature approved a sound and thoughtful state budget that will improve funding for education, mental health services, affordable housing, and more.  As part of the statewide budget, Assemblymember Kansen Chu was able to push for funding to help Assembly District 25 and statewide to prepare for emergencies and disasters, combat the rising number of car break-ins, and support the aging population. 

Monday, May 6, 2019

CONTACT: Annie Pham (916) 319-2025

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Kansen Chu along with San Jose’s Vice Mayor, Chappie Jones and the city’s Director of Emergency Services, Ray Riordon, presented a $12 million funding request to support emergency and disaster preparedness efforts in San Jose.  Additionally, Chu requested $3.75 million for all local police departments in Assembly District 25 to curb high property crime rate, specifically smash and grabs from vehicles.  Both funding requests were presented in the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

CONTACT: Anurag Pal (408) 262-2501

(MILPITAS, CA) - Today, Assemblymember Kansen Chu hosted his 5th Annual Community Heroes Award Ceremony with more than 500 people in attendance at the India Community Center in Milpitas.  This event, like those in previous years, honored community members who have dedicated their time, energy and efforts to improve the lives of those in Assembly District 25.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

CONTACT: Annie Pham (916) 319-2025

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – AB 7 by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) passed out of committee with bipartisan support. AB 7 will set California on Daylight Saving Time year-round, pending federal authorization. The bill passed out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee with almost unanimous support, with the exception of three committee members. AB 7 will be heard in Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee next week.

Friday, March 22, 2019

CONTACT: Annie Pham | | (916) 319-2025

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – On Monday, March 25, 2019, beginning at 3:00 pm Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas), Chair of the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media and Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Higher Education Committee is hosting a Joint Oversight Hearing on gender equality in education.

Friday, March 8, 2019

CONTACT:    Annie Pham, (916) 319-2025

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – With spring forward fast approaching, Assemblymember Chu continues his work on AB 7, which will eliminate the biannual clock change in California and set the state on Daylight Saving Time year-round, pending federal authorization. Assemblymember Chu introduced AB 7 in response to 60 percent of voters supporting Proposition 7, which authorized the Legislature to consider eliminating the clock change if two-thirds of the Legislature approves the measure, and the Governor signs the bill.