Al Muratsuchi

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Al Muratsuchi
Muratsuchi headshot.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 66th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded byDavid Hadley
In office
December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2014
Preceded bynew district
Succeeded byDavid Hadley
Personal details
Born (1964-09-04) September 4, 1964 (age 54)
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Hiroko Higuchi
ResidenceRolling Hills Estates, California
Alma materUniversity 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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] He attended the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA School of Law.[1]


Muratsuchi was a prosecutor in the California Department of Justice and served as a Deputy Attorney General.[2] He also served as the regional director of the Japanese American Citizens League Pacific Southwest District.[1]

Political career[edit]

Legislative Committee Assignments[edit]

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.

Election results[edit]


California's 66th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Hadley 30,996 50.5
Democratic Al Muratsuchi (incumbent) 30,439 49.5
Total votes 61,435 100.0
General election
Republican David Hadley 54,401 50.3
Democratic Al Muratsuchi (incumbent) 53,695 49.7
Total votes 108,096 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic


California's 66th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Muratsuchi 53,295 48.7
Republican David Hadley (incumbent) 48,755 44.6
Democratic Mike Madrigal 7,307 6.7
Total votes 109,357 100.0
General election
Democratic Al Muratuschi 105,336 54.1
Republican David Hadley (incumbent) 89,308 45.9
Total votes 194,644 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican


California's 66th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Muratsuchi (incumbent) 47,976 50.9
Republican Frank A. Scotto 40,727 43.2
Democratic Caney Arnold 5,612 6.0
Total votes 88,703 100.0
General election
Democratic Al Muratsuchi (incumbent) 108,627 60.5
Republican Frank A. Scotto 71,057 39.5
Total votes 179,684 100.0
Democratic hold


  1. ^ a b c "Obama endorses Muratsuchi in 66th Assembly District race". November 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Muratsuchi Retakes 66th Assembly District Seat". Rafu Shimpo. November 15, 2016.

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