State Assemblyman Ted Lieu has been honored by three separate organizations with “Legislator of the Year” awards.

* The California State Commanders Veterans Council, an umbrella organization of veterans groups, cited Lieu’s legislation to protect military members and their families from predatory lending, as well as his work to promote the 20th anniversary of the California Veterans Memorial.

* The American Electronics Association, a nationwide trade association of high-tech companies, named Lieu Legislator of the Year for the Los Angeles region, noting his persistent efforts to enhance California’s Research and Development Tax Credit and bring more high-tech jobs to the state; and

* The California Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, an organization which sponsored Lieu’s Assembly Bill 105, cited the assemblyman for the bill, which raised awareness of the dangers of indoor tanning for teenagers, and is aimed at reducing skin cancer rates.

In addition to these organizations, the California Taxpayers Association, a conservative tax-fighting organization, gave Lieu the third-highest score out of every Democrat currently in the State Assembly.

“My only goal is to work hard every day on behalf of the people who elected me,” Lieu said. “I’m deeply honored to be recognized by these organizations.”

Lieu represents much of The Argonaut’s distribution area south of Santa Monica, as well as other portions of West Los Angeles and the cities of El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, and Lomita.