Carol Liu
Assembly Member
44th District, California

Assemblymember Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) represents the 44th Assembly District, which includes Altadena, Eagle Rock, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Temple City, and parts of Arcadia, Duarte, Glassell Park, Glendale, Highland Park, and Monrovia. 

Liu’s number one priority is to make California’s public education system one of the best in the nation. As Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, she wants to ensure that all Californians have access to high quality higher education. In addition to serving as Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, she is a member of the Assembly Education Committee.  A member of the Budget Committee, Liu serves on Budget Subcommittee #2, dealing with Education Finance.  She also sits on the Committee to Develop a Master Plan for Education and is carrying legislation to implement the Master Plan.

 Liu also sits on the Assembly Committees on Transportation and Governmental Organization. She is Chair of the Select Committee on Groundwater Quality and Quantity.  She also serves on the Select Committees on Title IX; Entertainment and the Arts; Asian Trade; Domestic Violence; Privacy; Language Access; and the Joint Committee on the Arts.

Liu was recently elected Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and is an active member of the Women’s Legislative Caucus.  She serves on the Executive Board of the Women’s Leadership Network, a nationwide, bipartisan coalition of women state legislators.  Liu is also a member of California’s Seismic Safety Commission.

Among key pieces of Liu legislation signed into law during her first year in office were bills to expand career and technical education programs at the high school level, protect foster children, prevent domestic violence, and create a statewide groundwater quality monitoring system. In her second year she continued her work to establish more career and technical education programs and to improve the foster care system. Her bills enabling seizure of gang member's ill-gotten gains, protecting patients’ rights in nursing homes and eliminating unnecessary reports by CalTrans were also signed into law.

Liu was first elected to public office in 1992 as a member of the La Cañada Flintridge City Council where she served for eight years including two as Mayor.

A fifth generation Californian and the child of an immigrant, Liu was born in Berkeley and raised in Oakland.  She attended public schools and graduated from San Jose State College in 1963.  She earned a lifetime teaching credential and an administrative credential from the University of California, Berkeley School of Education.  Liu taught public school for 14 years before becoming a school administrator.  She also served as Executive Director of the Richmond Federation of Teachers.

Upon moving to Southern California in 1984, Liu became an active volunteer and civic leader, working on public education and other issues affecting quality of life.  She served as a PTA President, President of the Pasadena City College Foundation Board, and Co-Chair of the Pasadena City College sports complex capitol campaign.  In addition, Liu sits on the Board of Trustees of the U. C. Berkeley Foundation.

Liu, 62, is married to Michael Peevey, a businessman and entrepreneur.  They have three grown children; Jed, Maria, and Darcie; and three grandchildren.

Contact address: State Capitol, Sacramento, CA  95814. Phone: (916) 319-2044. Fax: (916) 319-2144. E-mail:


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