Heavyweights take on challenger for Walnut City Council

Two political heavyweights in local, regional and statewide politics are running together for two seats on the City Council against a lone challenger who’s involved in fundraising for the schools.

Mary Su, an eight-year member of the City Council and two-time mayor, and Robert Pacheco, a recent appointee to the council who served on the dais from 1996-1998 and then in the state assembly for six years, are running to retain their own seats in the April 8 election.

Betty Tang, 46, serving her third term as the president of the philanthropic Chinese American Parents Association, is running for a seat on the City Council for the first time. She’s married to Tony Tang. The two cofounded CCI Group, Inc. in Walnut, which was incorporated in 1997 and has a annual revenue of about $220,000.

Read more in Steve Scauzillo’s story ELECTION