To: Interested Parties

From: Lindsay Barnes, Jay Chen Campaign Manager

Date: April 18, 2021

Campaign Update: Following Announcement of Cisneros Appointment, Lt. Commander Jay Chen Best Positioned To Win CA-39

Strong Fundraising

Lieutenant Commander Jay Chen, an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy Reserves and President of the Board of Trustees for Mt. San Antonio Community College, reported an impressive $436,000 in the first fundraising quarter of 2021 with over 2,500 individual contributions.

Broad Coalition of Support

Since announcing his candidacy, Lt. Commander Chen has built a broad coalition of support from Congressional leadership, and dozens of state and local elected officials.

  • California State Controller Betty Yee
  • U.S. Representative Ted Lieu (CA-33)
  • U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano (CA-32)
  • U.S. Representative Mark Takano (CA-41)
  • U.S. Representative Judy Chu (CA-27)
  • Assemblymember Sharon Quirk Silva (CA-65)
  • Assemblymember David Chiu (CA-17)
  • Fmr. California State Treasurer John Chiang
  • Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang
  • Mayor of Buena Park Connor Traut
  • Buena Park City Council Member Susan Sonne
  • Diamond Bar City Council Member Andrew Chou
  • Diamond Bar City Council Member Stan Liu
  • Fullerton City Council Member Fred Jung
  • La Habra City Council Member Rose Espinoza
  • Fmr. Mayor of Walnut Andrew Rodriguez
  • Walnut City Council Member Allen Wu
  • Walnut City Council Member Linda Freedman
  • Full list available at:

From The District, For The District

While first term incumbent Republican Young Kim has been widely criticized for voting against the American Rescue Plan, the Equality Act, and against bi-partisan legislation on immigration reform and gun control, Chen, the son of Chinese immigrants is ideally suited to represent this multicultural district as a locally elected school board trustee who has worked with community leaders from all parties to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

CA-39 Voter Registration

Dem – 36.7%

Rep – 32.6%

CA39 Presidential

Joe Biden – 54.1%

Donald Trump – 44%

CA-39 AAPI Registration

Chinese – 39,655

Korean – 21,875