Biography

Al Muratsuchi

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) represents California’s 66th Assembly District, located in the South Bay of Los Angeles County.  He is a former prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice and a former Torrance School Board member.

Muratsuchi is committed to protecting the quality of life that makes the South Bay a special place to live and raise a family.  His priorities are jobs, education, public safety, the environment, and veterans. 

As Chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace, Muratsuchi has authored laws like AB 777 and AB 2389 to help aerospace leaders like SpaceX and Northrup Grumman grow and create jobs.  Muratsuchi also wrote AB 2188, a law that streamlines bureaucratic regulations to help small businesses.  Muratsuchi has received the California Legislator of the Year Award from the California Solar Energy Industries Association, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and Global Automakers.

As former Chairman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, Muratsuchi helped restore over $10 billion in funding for our schools, community colleges, and universities.  The Southern California Regional Occupational Center honored him in 2013 for his outstanding support for career technical education.

A champion for the environment, Muratsuchi has authored numerous bills to make the Torrance Refinery and other oil refineries safer.  He also wrote AB 754, a law that strengthens coastal protection programs, and AB 2711 to oppose oil drilling in Hermosa Beach.

Muratsuchi has also fought to improve support services for homeless and disabled veterans.  For his work, Muratsuchi received the California Legislator of the Year Award from AMVETS, a national veterans organization.

Muratsuchi lives in the South Bay with his wife, Dr. Hiroko Higuchi, and his daughter, who attends a South Bay elementary school.  Muratsuchi has lived in the South Bay for the past twenty years.  He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law.

The 66th Assembly District includes El Camino Village, Gardena, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, and West Carson.