BIOGRAPHY

Mary Su is completing her second term on the Walnut City Council, having been elected to the Council in 2006 and again in 2010. Mary served as Mayor of Walnut in 2009 and again in 2012-2013. Mary is the first Asian female to have been elected to Walnut's City Council and the first Asian female to serve as the City's Mayor.

Among the many awards the City of Walnut has received during Mary's second term on the City Council have been its selection as one of the "50 Best Places to Live in America" (CNN-Money, September 2013), its listing in "The 50 Safest Cities in California" (Bloomberg Businessweek, December 2012) and its selection as the "Best Place to Raise Kids in California" (Bloomberg Businessweek, December 2012).

Mary Su was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States in 1982. She attended Pasadena Community College where she graduated with an A.A. degree in Business. In l987 Mary graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a B.A. degree in Business Information Systems. In 1988 Mary, her husband Luki and their son Scott moved to Walnut where they have been residents for 25 years.

After moving to Walnut, Mary commenced her career in commercial and residential real estate, for which she received many awards. Mary's son Scott graduated from Walnut High School, the University of California, San Diego and is now a fourth year Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology.

Mary Su has been active in Walnut's educational and civic activities for more than twenty years. In 1997 she co-founded the Chinese-American Parents Association of the Walnut Valley Unified School District (CAPA-WVUSD), and she has served as CAPA's President since its founding. Mary created the Sister School and Cultural Exchange Program between the Walnut Valley and Shanghai Bao Shan School District. She served as President of the Chinese-American Association of Walnut (CAAW) in 2001 and again in 2002. Prior to being elected to Walnut's City Council in 2006 she served as Commissioner and then Chairperson of Walnut's Parks and Recreation Commission during 2003-2005.

Mary has been a leader in many other local civic and fundraising organizations, including long-time Team Captain for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Board Member for the Mt. San Antonio College Foundation, competition judge for the Miss Taiwan World Pageant, and leader of numerous donation campaigns for San Gabriel Valley food banks.

Mary Su was twice elected the first female to serve as President of the Chinese-American Elected Officials (CEO) organization for the Los Angeles region, serving in this position 2009-2011. During the past 8 years Mary has also represented the City of Walnut on numerous local, county and state Boards, Committees and Associations, including the:
  • League of California Cities Policy Committee;
  • Los Angeles County Sanitation District Board;
  • San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Board;
  • Four Corners Transportation Coalition;
  • Foothill Transit Board;
  • San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control Board;
  • California Contract Cities Association; and
  • The Walnut Valley and Rowland Unified School Districts.
Mary Su has frequently been recognized for her contributions to the civic, educational and charitable activities of Walnut and the San Gabriel Valley, having been honored with the:
  • Woman of Achievement Award, San Gabriel Valley YWCA, 2011;
  • Woman of the Year, California State 60th Assembly District, 2011;
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, 2010;
  • Outstanding Chinese American Award, Chinese American Federation, 2009;
  • Organizational Leader of the Year, U.S. Congressman David Dreier, 2004; and
  • Woman of the Year, California State Senator Bob Margett, 2003.




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