Phillip Chen Leads in Fundraising and Endorsements for AD55

Nick Ni, Los Angeles

Phillip Chen Leads in Fundraising and Endorsements for AD55

Republican small business owner, Phillip Chen has to date raised $310,0855 for the 55th Assembly District — three times his three other opponents combined totals. For the all-important cash on hand, Chen reported $228k – nearly six times his opponents combined total. Chen has also received the support of a broad coalition of republican grassroots organizations, public safety groups, and elected officials.

Chen announced receiving the endorsement of the California Republican Assembly in his campaign for the 55th Assembly District on April 25th.

 The endorsement convention was jointly hosted by the San Gabriel Valley and Yorba Linda-Placentia RA units and officiated by CRA Executive Vice President Craig Alexander.

The California Republican Assembly is a key endorsement in the election because the endorsement is so highly coveted. Chartered in 1934, the CRA is the state’s oldest and largest Republican volunteer organization.  The CRA was famously recognized by President Ronald Reagan as “the Conscience of the Republican Party.”

“As a lifelong Republican I am extremely proud to have California’s largest Republican volunteer organization behind me in this election,” said Chen. “I am committed to working to help grow our party and bring conservative ideas to a legislature that is out of step with everyday Californians.”

“Phillip is the clear frontrunner in this race and has amassed an impressive war chest and list of endorsements,” said Jim Nygren the general consultant for Chen. “Additionally, the Chen campaign has wisely locked up all the top slate cards and will be using the monies raised for direct voter contact.”


  • Dana Rohrabacher, U.S. Representative
  • Steve Knight, U.S. Representative


  • Diane Harkey, Board of Equalization Member
  • Bob Huff, State Senator
  • Janet Nguyen, State Senator
  • Travis Allen, Assemblymember
  • Scott Wilk, Assemblymember
  • Young Kim, Assemblymember
  • Marc Steinorth, Assemblymember
  • Bob Margett, State Senator (retired)
  • Mike Schroeder, CRP Chairman (retired)


  • Mike Antonovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Tony Rackauckas, Orange County District Attorney
  • Sandra Hutchens, Orange County Sheriff
  • Shawn Nelson, Orange County Supervisor
  • Michelle Steel, Orange County Supervisor
  • Andrew Do, Orange County Supervisor
  • Hugh Nguyen, Orange County Clerk-Recorder
  • Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney (retired)
  • Robert Philibosian, Los Angeles County District Attorney (retired)


  • Christine Marick, Brea Mayor
  • Cecilia Hupp, Brea Mayor Pro Tem
  • Marty Simonoff, Brea Councilmember
  • Steven Vargas, Brea Councilmember
  • Tom Beamish, La Habra Councilmember
  • Jeremy Yamaguchi, Placentia Mayor
  • Craig Greem Placentia Mayor Pro Tem
  • Chad Wanke, Placentia Councilmember
  • Walter Allen III, Covina Councilmember
  • Bob Pacheco, Walnut Mayor
  • Mary Su, Walnut Mayor Pro Tem
  • Tony Cartagena, Walnut Councilmember
  • Eric Ching, Walnut Councilmember
  • Ron Everett, Diamond Bar Councilmember (retired)
  • Stacy Mungo, Long Beach Councilmember
  • Juventino “J” Gomez, El Monte Councilmember
  • Bella Cristobal, Walnut City Commissioner


  • Judy Chen Haggerty, Mt. San Antonio Community College President
  • Dr. David K. Hall, Mt. San Antonio Community College Trustee
  • Dr. Manuel Baca, Mt. San Antonio Community College Clerk


  • Helen Hall, Walnut Valley Unified School Board Member
  • Dr. Tony Torng, Walnut Valley Unified School Board Member
  • Cindy Ruiz, Walnut Valley Unified School Board Member
  • Larry Redinger, Walnut Valley Unified School Board Member
  • Cary Chen, Rowland Unified School Board Member
  • Joseph Chang, San Marino Unified School Board Member


  • Scarlett Kwong, Walnut Valley Water Board President
  • Allen L. Wu, Walnut Valley Water Board First Vice President


  • California Small Business Association
  • Crime Victims United of California
  • Los Angeles Police Protective League


  • California Republican Assembly
  • San Bernardino County Republican Party
  • Orange County Young Republicans
  • San Bernardino County Young Republicans
  • West Los Angeles Young Republicans
  • Mojave Desert Young Republicans


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