Muratsuchi Takes Oath as Returning State Assemblymember for 66th District

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Top priorities are jobs, good schools, safe neighborhoods, healthy environment  

(SACRAMENTO) -  Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) was sworn into office as the California Assemblymember for the 66th Assembly District today. 

“I want to thank the South Bay for giving me the privilege to serve once again,” stated Muratsuchi, who previously represented the 66th District in 2012-2014.  “I will fight for the South Bay, and I will fight for jobs, good schools, safe neighborhoods, and a clean and healthy environment.”

As one of his first official actions, Muratsuchi introduced a resolution to commemorate on February 19, 2017, the 75th anniversary of the issuance of Executive Order 9066, which led to the internment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.  

“Now, more than ever, all Americans must remember the history of the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II,” declared Muratsuchi.  "As our country continues its fight against terrorism at home and abroad, we must ensure that no community, including American Muslims, is ever again singled out and scapegoated, just as Japanese Americans were 75 years ago.”

Muratsuchi is a former prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice. He also served as a Torrance School Board Member and a criminal prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and Santa Ana City Attorney’s Office.  Muratsuchi previously represented the 66th Assembly District from 2012- 2014.

The 66th Assembly District is comprised of 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.

The oath of office ceremony was held on the Assembly Floor at the State Capitol.