Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Ted Lieu

U.S. Congressman (D)

Ted W. Lieu represents California’s 33rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Ted is serving in his third term in Congress and currently sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He was also elected by his Democratic Colleagues to serve as a Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

Ted is a former active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force and currently serves as a Colonel in the Reserves. Prior to serving in Congress, Ted was elected to the California State Senate in 2011, the State Assembly in 2005, and served as a Member of the Torrance City Council in 2002.

In Congress, Ted established himself as a leader on the environment; cybersecurity; civil liberties; government ethics and veterans. In his first year, Ted sponsored seven pieces of legislation, some of which aided in providing resources and housing for Veterans, that were signed into law. He also introduced the Climate Solutions Act, which aims to make California’s renewable energy goals and climate emissions reduction targets a national model. In 2019, Ted introduced the most aggressive version of this legislation to tackle climate change.

Ted has proven to be a leader against discrimination. He serves as Whip of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Cloud Computing Caucus.