Judge Nick Chu is our current Justice of the Peace. Formerly, Judge Chu was an Assistant District Attorney and felony prosecutor with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, he served as chief misdemeanor prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office. Judge Chu is the proud son of immigrants and the grandson of the owner of one of the first Chinese restaurants in Grapevine, TX.
Judge Chu has a long history of activism in the Democratic Party. He organized President Barack Obama’s historic 2007 Presidential Rally at Auditorium Shores, and as our local Senate District Committeeman Judge Chu served as Rules Committee Chair for the Texas Democratic Party.
He has also served as the President of the Central Austin Democrats, President of the Capital Area Asian American Democrats, University Democrats, and the Vice President of West Austin Democrats.
Judge Chu’s community activism doesn’t stop with the Democratic Party. He was the Chair of the Committee on Political Education for the Central Labor Council and a proud member of AFSCME Local 1624.
Judge Chu is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he received his B.A. in Government, and Baylor Law School. Kathryn Whitley, Judge Chu’s wife, is a teacher at a public elementary school in north Austin. Kathryn and Judge Chu live in the Allandale area, with their baby girl Vivia Elizabeth Chu, and Peanut, a funny orange cat that they fell in love with at Austin Pets Alive. They found a home in our progressive community and have devoted themselves to making Texas a better place.
It is important that your voice is heard in this campaign. Please feel free to send me any questions, concerns or ideas. I will get back to you as quickly as I can.