Walnut Valley’s Chen to run for 55th Assembly seat

Walnut Valley Unified School District (Hand in 10-19-11)

Walnut Valley Unified School Board Member Phillip Chen will announce his intention to run for State Assembly this morning at 11 a.m. in the Seafood Village Restaurant in Rowland Heights.

Chen is running in the 55th Assembly district currently represented by Assemblyman Curt Hagman, who is not running for reelection due to term limits.
“I am deeply honored and grateful for the overwhelming support I am receiving from the community,” Chen said. “Our district is fortunate to be represented by Assemblyman Hagman and I look forward to continuing the standard he has set.”

The Republican school board member is reporting $334,000 raised through June 30, and $319,000 cash on hand in his newly formed Assembly committee.

Chen is a small business owner and USC professor who was the top vote-getter in the Walnut Valley Unified School District Board election in November 2011. He is an adviser on health care issues to Supervisor Mike Antonovich and a reserve Deputy Sheriff for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

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