State Assemblyman Ted Lieu has been recognized by AeA (formerly American Electronics Association) as a “California Regional Technology Leader” for his support of information technology issues during this past legislative session.

The AeA is a high-tech trade association. In California, the association represents over 1,400 high-tech companies, ranging from the giants of the high-tech industry to small electronics manufacturers and Internet start-ups, a Lieu spokesman said.

“This is a great honor to receive this distinction from AeA, one of our state’s strongest voices for thousands of innovative high-tech businesses,” said Lieu. “I’m proud to be a supporter of this important economic driver of our state.”

AeA awards four state legislators each year with California Regional Technology Leader distinctions, and Lieu will receive the award from AeA’s Los Angeles Regional Council. This is the second consecutive year that Lieu has received this distinction from AeA.

“Assemblymember Lieu took a stance in strong support of technology in 2008,” said Joe Gregorich, AeA director of California Policy. “By supporting us in important technology and business legislation, he showed tremendous leadership for high-tech in California.

“We look forward to his continued leadership and support for the high-tech industry in the 2009 legislative session.”

Lieu represents the 53rd Assembly District, which includes a portion of the Argonaut coverage area south of Santa Monica.