P. C. Wu

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P. C. Wu
Born October 14, 1943
Occupation Pensacola City Council
District 1 Councilman
Religion Episcopalian
Spouse Judi Wu
Children Christopher, Ashley

Dr. Paul C. Wu is a member of the Pensacola City Council. He was elected to represent District 1 in November 2004. He currently serves as member of the Enterprise Operations Committee, Neighborhood Services Committee, the Community Redevelopment Agency and the Committee of the Whole.

Wu is a Professor Emeritus at the University of West Florida. In 1998, Wu helped create the Pensacola Center for Creative Community Solutions, a diverse group of residents who functioned as a "think tank" to seek nonviolent ways of dealing with community problems. In 2002, Florida Governor Jeb Bush appointed Wu to a four-year term of the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Wu is a longtime Rotarian, active with the Pensacola Five Flags Rotary, and was elected a Paul Harris Fellow in 1998. Wu is very active in community service, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, Loaves and Fishes, and the Salvation Army.

P. C. has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D from FSU. He and his wife Judi have two children, Christopher and Ashley and are active members of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

Other community involvement[edit]

Wu currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North West Florida Blood Bank and the Baptist Health Care Foundation, and as the secretary of the North West Florida Council on Aging. He also serves on the Florida-Alabama TPO, the West Florida Regional Planning Council, and he is the Legislative Vice-chair of the North West Florida League of Cities. He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Court Mediator and Assistant Trainer.

He is the recipient of numerous Ft. Walton Beach Center Outstanding Professor Awards and the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. He served as a consultant and/or presented speeches in over twenty-five states and throughout Canada. He is past President of the Florida Association of Teacher Educators, the Florida Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Florida Association of Staff Development.

Political career[edit]

During his candidacy for Council in 2004, Wu was endorsed by four former mayors of Pensacola: Eugene Elebash, Warren Briggs, Vince Whibbs, and Jerry Maygarden. Wu defeated three others for the seat, obtaining 51.51% of the vote, thus avoiding the need for a run-off.

Wu has pre-filed for re-election.

Electoral history[edit]

Pensacola City Council, 2006[edit]

This election was held November 7, 2006. Pensacola City Council races are non-partisan.

P. C. Wu 2,379 74.3%
Bob Walker 822 25.7%

Pensacola City Council, 2004[edit]

This election was held November 2, 2004. Pensacola City Council races are non-partisan.

P. C. Wu 2,211 51.51%
Debra Thompson 836 19.48%
Phillip White 797 18.57%
Norman J. Schuchman 448 10.44%

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Preceded by:
Owen Eubanks
Pensacola City Council
District 1

2005 – present