Communication studies, political science majors providing a voice for their communities
Demonstrating leadership and vision, two CSULA alums are championing the needs of their communities and contributing to the legislative process in the U.S. House of Reprepresentatives.
L-r: Fred Ortega and Judy Chu, U.S. Congress, 32nd District.
Both Fred Ortega and Bryan Urias work for the 32nd Congressional District of California, which represents the communities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, City Terrace, Covina, Duarte, East Los Angeles, El Monte, El Sereno, Irwindale, Monterey Park, Rosemead, South El Monte and West Covina.
As district director, Ortega supervises a staff of six field representatives, case workers and other support staff representing the needs of constituents in the 32nd Congressional District. Handling health care, transportation and economic issues, Ortega also organizes in-district events and meetings as well as press conferences for Congresswoman Judy Chu.
As senior field deputy, Urias acts as Rep. Chu’s liaison to local cities, elected officials, nonprofits, and other local government agencies. Overseeing casework for constituents, Urias coordinates event planning, correspondence, and representation at community events.
Ortega and Urias are two recent examples of the many outstanding Cal State L.A. alums who are making an impact in local, state and national government. CSULA alumni in public service include Michael Antonovich ’63, L.A. County Board of Supervisors; Lee Baca ’71, L.A. County Sheriff; Tom LaBonge ’75, L.A. City Council; Steve Cooley ’71, Los Angeles County District Attorney; Kenneth Noonan ’67, California State Board of Education; Maxine Waters ’71, U.S. Congress, 35th District; and Diane Watson ’67, U.S. Congress, 33rd District.