WASHINGTON (7/16/09)--Judy Chu, a Democrat from California who has indicated support for credit union issues, was victorious in her special election for the House seat from the 32nd district. Chu, who ran against similarly named, but no relation, Betty Chu on the GOP ticket, will fill the seat vacated by Hilda Solis when she accepted the post of U.S. Secretary of Labor. C. M. Agrella also sought the position as a Libertarian. CUNA’s Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) supported the new congresswoman with a $2500 contribution. She was also backed by the California CU League. Chu won with just over 61% of the vote.