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Chu honors Leano with leader of the year award

United States Congresswoman Judy Chu, center, poses for a photo with Claremont Mayor Jed Leano, along with his wife Liz and son Welles, after Leano received a 27th Congressional District leader of the year award on Saturday during an awards ceremony in Monterey Park.

Chu honored Leano with the “building bridges” award for his work in promoting affordable housing and his efforts as chair of the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust. Leano, whose day job is an immigration attorney, was also recognized for his work as an advocate for immigration justice.

“To be recognized for my work by the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress is an honor I will cherish for the rest of my life.” Leano said when the award was announced on August 8.

Photo by Meile Plan

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