WASHINGTON – Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) and other members of Congress representing Southern California will recognize Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer William “Bill” Fujioka with a Congressional Record Statement to honor his upcoming retirement from public service.
The statement is also signed by Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles), Julia Brownley (D-Oxnard), Tony Cardenas (D-Arleta), Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro), Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), Grace Napolitano (D-El Monte), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Commerce), Linda Sanchez (D-Cerritos), Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), and Henry Waxman (D-Manhattan Beach).
“Bill has been a dedicated leader and public servant,” Chu said in a statement. “His retirement ends a remarkable four decades in public service for the Los Angeles city and county governments. As a third-generation Japanese American, Bill rose from a janitor at UC Santa Cruz to the coveted seat at the City Administrative Office, ultimately becoming CEO of the County of Los Angeles with unanimous praise from the County Board of Supervisors and many public officials.
“Bill’s dedication to the community is so compelling, he agreed to serve beyond the five years he initially agreed to in order to see the county through the Great Recession, during which no county employee was laid off or furloughed and many critical services were maintained and provided.
“As chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I am honored to highlight the national significance of Bill’s accomplishments. And as the congressional representative of the district Bill calls home, I am proud to praise such an outstanding constituent. I thank him for his service and leadership.”