Juris Doctorate degree,

Southwestern University School of Law

Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Linguistics, University of California, Irvine

Professional Career

Former California Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Division


Former Board Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers

Recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Los Angeles magazine for consecutive years

Public Service

Commissioner, Torrance Water Commission (since 2015)


Former Commissioner, Torrance Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation (2004-2015)

Community Involvement

Life Member, Torrance Library Association


Member, Torrance Hollywood Riviera Homeowners Association


Judge, Annual Congressional Art Competition for the 33rd District


Board Member, California Coalition for Clean Air

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A Passion for Education

My husband and I are blessed to live in Torrance, where our two children go to school in the Torrance Unified School District.  I am running for School Board to ensure all students are prepared for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century.

As a Torrance Commissioner for over 14 years, I worked to help make local government more efficient. I want to increase partnership opportunities between the City and School District.

My passion is education. Starting as a room mom to now serving on boards of educational organizations.

I would be honored to earn your vote.

Betty   Lieu

Leadership in Education

Executive Board Member, of PTA/PTSA


Founder and Co-Coach/Organizer, Math Competition Clubs at elementary and middle schools for five consecutive years


Parent Coordinator, after school educational enrichment sessions and tours for elementary and middle school students for seven years (GATE)


Docent/Instructor, Adventure in Art program at elementary and middle schools for four years


Docent/Instructor, Magic of Music program at Riviera Elementary School   


Room Parent, Walteria Elementary School

Classroom Assistant Volunteer, Riviera Elementary and Launch Pre-School


Parent Volunteer, Robotics Club at middle and high schools


Recipient, James Armstong Leadership Award from Torrance Education Foundation (2017)

Recipient, Honorary Service Award Richardson Middle School PTSA (2018)


Recipient, Very Special Person Recognition Riviera Elementary School PTA (2017)

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