Iwen (Iwen) Chu (D-17)

State Senator Iwen Chu

Iwen (Iwen) Chu (D-17)
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Capitol: 518.455.3401
FAX: 518.426.6914
District: 718.333.0311
Room 615 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
6605 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Residence:Brooklyn, NY

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State Senator Iwen Chu represents New York's 17th State Senate District, which includes the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Kensington. She was elected in November 2022. Senator Chu came to New York with the drive to pursue the American Dream. When studying for her Masters of Sociology from CUNY Brooklyn College, she fell in love with New York's diverse, vibrant cultures and all our city has to offer. Born and raised in Taiwan, she had dedicated herself to the communities of southern Brooklyn and planted roots with her husband and daughter in Dyker Heights. Senator Chu was a local community journalist focused on amplifying the issues and stories within the AAPI community. Through this role, she found herself bridging the gap between the Asian-American immigrant community and local government. Senator Chu went on to work in the NYS Assembly for ten years, serving neighborhoods in south Brooklyn. Senator Chu's dedication to community service included many years serving as a member of local Community Board, Community Education Council, a Board Director of local healthcare center, and as a community partner for the NYPD 68th precinct. The experience and knowledge she gained from working with these organizations has strengthened her commitment in advocating for better quality of education, immigrant rights and justice, affordable housing, mental health care and public safety and safe streets.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 12/16/1978
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