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Al Muratsuchi is a prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice and a former Torrance School Board member who represented California's 66th Assembly District from 2012 to 2014. The 66th Assembly District includes the cities of Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, the Los Angeles communities of Harbor City and the Harbor Gateway, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance and the unincorporated communities of El Camino Village and West Carson.

With the California Department of Justice, Al prosecutes consumer fraud and holds corporations accountable. He previously served as a criminal prosecutor with the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, where he cracked down on sexual predators, illegal drugs, and other crimes.

Muratsuchi's priorities are jobs, education, public safety, the environment, and veterans.

As Chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace, Muratsuchi authored job-creator laws like Assembly Bill 777, which provides tax incentives to attract and retain aerospace jobs in California.Muratsuchi also wrote Assembly Bill 2188, which streamlines bureaucratic regulations to support small businesses and create jobs in the solar industry. For his success with AB 2188, Muratsuchi received the Legislator of the Year Award from the California Solar Energy Industries Association.

Muratsuchi also received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Global Automakers for his support for California's clean vehicle industry.

Education

As Chairman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, Muratsuchi helped restore over $10 billion in funding for our schools, community colleges, and universities, while balancing the state budget and strengthening the rainy day reserve.

Muratsuchi also fought to save career technical education programs like the Southern California Regional Occupational Center. For his work, Muratsuchi received the Shining Star Award from the Southern California Regional Occupational Center.

Public Safety

As a prosecutor with the California Department of Justice, Muratsuchi has fought for public safety for many years. As an Assemblymember, Muratsuchi introduced legislation such as Assembly Bill 1901 and Assembly Bill 2199 to give law enforcement the tools they need to protect our families and neighborhoods. He previously served as a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the Santa Ana City Attorney's Office.

Environment

An avid surfer, Muratsuchi has fought to protect the South Bay's beautiful beaches and ocean. He successfully authored Assembly Bill 754, a law that strengthened coastal protection programs. Muratsuchi also introduced Assembly Bill 2711 to oppose oil drilling in Hermosa Beach.

Military and Veterans

As Chairman of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, Muratsuchi fought to improve support services for homeless and disabled veterans. As an appointed member of the Governor's Military Council, Muratsuchi fought to save the Los Angeles Air Force Base from closure. For his work, Muratsuchi received the Legislator of the Year Award from AMVETS, a national veterans organization.

Muratsuchi wrote several other important new laws. Among them:

• Assembly Bill 449 protects schoolchildren by requiring superintendents to report suspected teacher misconduct to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, so that bad teachers are not passed along from one school district to another.

• Assembly Bill 370 protects our online privacy by requiring internet privacy policies to disclose their practices regarding the online tracking of individuals who visit websites or use applications.

• Assembly Bill 66 requires electric utilities to be more transparent and accountable by reporting the frequency and duration of power outages by region.

Prior to serving in the State Assembly, Muratsuchi actively volunteered in the South Bay for many years. His record includes:

• President, Torrance Unified School District Board of Education

• Trustee, Southern California Regional Occupational Center

• Chairman, Torrance Planning Commission

• Member, Torrance Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commission

• President, Torrance Sister City Association

• President, South Bay JACL

• Board member, League of Women Voters of Torrance