|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 66th district
|Assumed office |
December 5, 2016
|Preceded by||David Hadley|
December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2014
|Preceded by||new district|
|Succeeded by||David Hadley|
|Born||September 4, 1964|
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
|Residence||Rolling Hills Estates, California|
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley (BA)|
University of California, Los Angeles (JD)
Albert Y. Muratsuchi (born 1964) is an American politician serving the California State Assembly. A Democrat, he represents the 66th Assembly District, encompassing parts of the South Bay region of Los Angeles.
First elected to the Assembly in 2012 to represent the 66th Assembly District, Muratsuchi was defeated in his 2014 bid for reelection by Republican David Hadley. In a 2016 rematch with Hadley, he won a decisive victory and reclaimed his old Assembly seat. Prior to his service in the Assembly, he was a deputy California Attorney General, trustee for the Torrance Unified School District, and trustee for the Southern California Regional Occupation Center.
Muratsuchi grew up in Okinawa, then administered by the United States military, and his father was a civilian employee of the United States Army. Due to his father's job he was raised on various military bases overseas. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA School of Law.
Muratsuchi was a prosecutor in the California Department of Justice and served as a Deputy Attorney General. He also served as the regional director of the Japanese American Citizens League Pacific Southwest District.
Legislative Committee Assignments
Chairman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance and Chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace. Member of: Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, Assembly Judiciary Committee, Assembly Budget Committee, and Veterans Affairs.
Recent Appointments to Board and Commission: California Coastal Conservancy, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, Governor Brown's Military Council, Inter-agency Veterans Council.
|Democratic||Al Muratsuchi (incumbent)||30,439||49.5|
|Democratic||Al Muratsuchi (incumbent)||53,695||49.7|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Republican||David Hadley (incumbent)||48,755||44.6|
|Republican||David Hadley (incumbent)||89,308||45.9|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Al Muratsuchi (incumbent)||47,976||50.9|
|Republican||Frank A. Scotto||40,727||43.2|
|Democratic||Al Muratsuchi (incumbent)||108,627||60.5|
|Republican||Frank A. Scotto||71,057||39.5|
- "Obama endorses Muratsuchi in 66th Assembly District race". nichibei.org. November 3, 2016.
- "Muratsuchi Retakes 66th Assembly District Seat". Rafu Shimpo. November 15, 2016.