February 16, 2017
For Immediate Release
CONGRESSMAN LIEU ELECTED TO NEW LEADERSHIP POST
Washington D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Ted Lieu was elected by his colleagues to serve as a Regional Vice Chair for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. This position was created as part of reforms initiated by the Democratic Caucus to make the party more competitive heading into the next election cycle. The Vice Chairs will be an important extension of the DCCC’s support across the country, and will help more closely connect members to campaigns on the ground.
As one of five Vice Chairs, Congressman Lieu will be responsible for mentoring candidates, participating in media response, raising funds and traveling as a surrogate. The region he will represent as Vice Chair includes: California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.
Serving in just his second term, Congressman Lieu will bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the DCCC. After being elected Freshman Class President by his colleagues in the previous session, this is Mr. Lieu’s second leadership post for the new Congress, as he was also selected by Steny Hoyer to serve as an Assistant Whip.
Congressman Ted Lieu represents California's 33rd Congressional District. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Congressman Lieu is also a Colonel in the US Air Force Reserves.