Samuel Liu is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff for State Senator Ben Allen representing the Westside and Coastal South Bay in the State Legislature. In his role as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel serves as a Strategic Senior Advisor to Senator Allen and oversees the operations of the District office.

Prior to that, Samuel ran Senator Allen’s successful campaign for State Senate in 2014. He brings prior experience working in the State Legislature for then-Assembly member Ted Lieu and has also worked for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Alliance for Children’s Rights as well as the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence.

Mr. Liu is an alumnus of the New Leader’s Council fellowship program and served on the Board of the Asian Professional Exchange and the Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff Network in leadership positions. Samuel has a Juris Doctorate Degree from Loyola Law School and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Liu was appointed to the Commission by and represents the Fourth Supervisorial District.