CA-42: Ed Chau Leads the Way in Fundraising

Wow! I just heard some more exciting news about the Ed Chau for Congress campaign. Apparently, he’s finding plenty of success in translating his grassroots support into bankable support that he’ll be able to use to beat Gary Miller. Check out what just popped into my inbox. 🙂

Democrat Ed Chau Leads in Fundraising

Latest FEC Filings Show Chau With Commanding Lead Over Democratic Opponents

BREA, California The Federal Election Commission has released the totals for the latest round of campaign fundraising and the Ed Chau for U.S. Congress campaign leads in the 42nd Congressional District.For the period ending March 31st, 2008, the Chau campaign has $32,632 cash on hand, compared with only $10,014 held by the nearest competitor. In all, Chau has raised $69,951 since announcing his candidacy. Individual contributions to the Chau campaign totaled $47,946. A third candidate, whose name will appear under the Democrat heading on June 3rd, has not raised any money.

Ed Chau has been focusing on individual donors through telephone calls, coffee-style fundraisers and one major fundraiser. In addition to leading in fundraising among all the Democratic candidates Ed Chau has been winning and securing endorsements from the major Labor Unions, Democratic Leaders and community groups. Ed Chau is the best positioned Democratic candidate to take on incumbent Republican Congressman Gary Miller.

I am grateful to my supporters that have been able to donate so generously. Thanks to them, my staff, volunteers and our grassroots effort I have been able to focus on getting my message out to the voters of the 42nd Congressional District, said Chau.

Ed Chau is a highly qualified Democratic candidate for Congress who will fight for ethics and integrity in the U.S. Congress. For more information, please visit his web site at


  7 comments for “CA-42: Ed Chau Leads the Way in Fundraising

  1. Report Reader
    April 21, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Ed Chau’s Contributors (as listed on Calitics):

    ADAMS II, RICHARD L. MONTEBELLO CA 90640 01/25/2008 260.00
    BANH, STACY MONTEREY PARK CA 91754 01/25/2008 228.00
    BERG, ARTHUR NORTHRIDGE CA 91325 02/21/2008 250.00
    CARROLL JR., JAMES A. IRVINE CA 92620 01/25/2008 500.00
    CHAN, SIMON MONROVIA CA 91016 01/25/2008 300.00
    CHAU, IVY S. ARCADIA CA 91006 12/31/2007 2300.00
    CHIU, ANITA DIAMOND BAR CA 91765 01/25/2008 1000.00
    CHOW, ELEANOR KIM LAS VEGAS NV 89130 01/25/2008 300.00
    CHOW, GLORIA ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA 91748 01/25/2008 500.00
    DONG, CHARLES ALHAMBRA CA 91801 01/25/2008 500.00
    FONG, CALVIN Y. MONTEREY PARK CA 91754 02/21/2008 250.00
    FONG, DANIEL SAN MARINO CA 91108 11/29/2007 2300.00
    FONG, IRENE S. MONTEBELLO CA 90640 03/26/2008 2300.00
    HALL, JENNY K. DIAMOND BAR CA 91765 01/25/2008 400.00
    HAUSMANN, EDWIN LOS ANGELES CA 90017 02/21/2008 300.00
    HO, HERBERT L. EL MONTE CA 91732 01/25/2008 2300.00
    HO, HERBERT L. EL MONTE CA 91732 01/25/2008 260.00
    HONG, GRACE TARZANA CA 91357 02/21/2008 256.00
    JEONG, STANLEY SOUTH PASADENA CA 91030 01/25/2008 500.00
    JUNG, HENRY SUNNYVALE CA 94087 02/10/2008 400.00
    KAM, PETER M. ALHAMBRA CA 91801 01/25/2008 896.00
    KINAGA, PATRICIA PASADENA CA 91103 01/25/2008 256.00
    KONG WONG, WING ALHAMBRA CA 91801 12/31/2007 1000.00
    LAI, WAI CHU CHAN POMONA CA 91766 01/25/2008 512.00
    LAM, ISABELA S. MONTEBELLO CA 90640 03/26/2008 2300.00
    LAW, VICTOR ALHAMBRA CA 91803 01/25/2008 256.00
    LEE, CHIH WEI WALNUT CA 91789 11/26/2007 800.00
    LEE, LAURA CERRITOS CA 90703 01/25/2008 250.00
    LEUNG, PHILIP GLENDORA CA 91741 01/25/2008 256.00
    LIU, CHARLES XU LOS ANGELES CA 90032 01/25/2008 530.00
    LOW, POLLY G. ROSEMEAD CA 91770 01/25/2008 300.00
    LUM, LARRY ARCADIA CA 91006 01/25/2008 2300.00
    LUNG HO, ALAN MAN SAN GABRIEL CA 91775 01/25/2008 1280.00
    NG, WON K. MONTEREY PARK CA 91754 01/25/2008 256.00
    SHIH, MARY SAN MARINO CA 91108 01/25/2008 896.00
    SUN, DAVID SAN GABRIEL CA 91778 01/25/2008 256.00
    SUN, RICHARD ALHAMBRA CA 91801 11/19/2007 500.00
    SUN, SHIRLEY SHENGKUN ARCADIA CA 91007 12/31/2007 800.00
    TSAI, JIM CITY OF COMMERCE CA 90040 01/25/2008 300.00
    TSANG FONG, MARYANN C. SAN MARINO CA 91108 11/29/2007 2300.00
    WANG, MICHAEL G. M. FONTANA CA 92335 01/25/2008 300.00
    WANG, WEI MEI HACIENDA HEIGHTS CA 91745 02/21/2008 384.00
    WONG, BING MONTEBELLO CA 90640 01/25/2008 500.00
    WONG, FRED A. PASADENA CA 91101 12/31/2007 1000.00
    WOO, CHARLES RANCHO PALOS VERDE CA 90275 01/25/2008 250.00
    WU, LUCIE CERRITOS CA 90703 01/25/2008 256.00
    YAN, JAMES GLENDALE CA 91208 01/25/2008 1800.00
    YOUNG, GEORGE SAN MARINO CA 91108 03/26/2008 1250.00
    YUEN, ROGER LOS ANGELES CA 90004 12/16/2007 300.00
    ZHENG, JIN XIANG ROSEMEAD CA 91770 02/21/2008 2300.00

    That may be grassroots — but it’s not CA-42 grassroots, let alone OC grassroots. In that list, the only locale in the district is Diamond Bar (2 contributions); the only OC location is Irvine (1 contribution).

    Is there a blog called “The Liberal San Gabriel Valley” where you could post this?

  2. Andrew Davey
    April 21, 2008 at 3:42 pm


    So what’s your point? That a lot of LA County Democrats like Ed Chau? Believe it or not, people from out-of-district are allowed to give to a Congressional candidate. I’m sure we’d also find this if we look at the FEC data for Ron Shepston. I don’t really get your point.

    Look, we have NOT endorsed either Chau or Shepston here at We have people here in our community who are supporting Chau AND people here in our community supporting Shepston. And so long as we have both Democrats running through June 3, we intend to report on both of them.

    If you have info on Ron Shepston’s Q1 fundraising, I’ll be more than happy to report the good news here. 🙂

  3. OC Watcher
    April 21, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Last time I checked Rowland Heights was in the district.

    Also, 11 of Ron’s 27 donors this quarter were from out of the state. If it is not alright to have donors from Los Angeles County, which is one of the counties in the 42nd, then why is alright to have donations from people outside of California.

  4. OC Watcher
    April 21, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    The San Gabriel Valley is in the 42nd district, so why are donations from there wrong. I understand that this is an Orange County blog, but that doesn’t mean that it is wrong to have donations outside of Orange County. There are three counties in the 42nd district. Donations from any one of them should be acceptable, not just the OC.

  5. April 22, 2008 at 10:08 am

    I’m a voter in CD 42 and supporting Shepston. Chau simply fails to meet one of MY PERSONAL prerequisites for candidacy – living in the district you intend to represent.
    NOBODY CARES which cities your campaign funds are coming from (so long as they are a legal source and under the contribution limits). So far Ed has done a better job attracting investors to his campaign. Good for him. I hear part of it is his tenacity, but another factor is experience. He’s been through this before, has donors who gave to his school board race in Montebello, and has a better understanding of what it will take to win.
    Every action a candidate takes should have a numeric goal in terms of Voluteers, Votes, Money, and Media. Too often, they get wrapped up in “feel good” events to generate good will, or even worse begin to work as acting campaign manager. Time, as usual, turns out to be their most important resource.

  6. Don't Treat On Me
    April 23, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Does anyone know when these two will be debating? I really want to see them in action. Thanks! 🙂

  7. Drew C.
    April 23, 2008 at 8:55 am

    First Chau/Shepston debate on thursday 5/1 atthe DNOC meeting at sizzler in Fullerton.

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