LONG BEACH – Lillian Kawasaki, who is running for the Long Beach City Council’s 8th District seat, received the endorsement of State Sen. Alan Lowenthal, her campaign announced on Nov. 18.
“Right now, we need leaders with the expertise to promote job creation and sound environmental stewardship,” said Lowenthal. “As a resident of Long Beach, I am supporting Lillian Kawasaki for City Council because I know how committed she is to using her knowledge and skills towards improving her community.”
Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) currently serves as the chair of the Senate Committee on Education and the Select Committee on California Ports and Goods Movement. Prior to his election to the Senate in 2002, he represented Long Beach for six years in the State Assembly and six years on the Long Beach City Council.
“I am honored to have the support of Alan Lowenthal,” said Kawasaki, who currently represents Division 3 of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California and serves as chair of the WRD’s Committee on Workforce and Economic Development. “He is an innovative leader in clean air quality, more efficient transportation systems, and habitat restoration.”
Kawasaki has more than 35 years of experience in public service as a local elected official, policy maker, agency manager, scientific researcher and educator. She has also been a member of the Long Beach Historical Society, the Friends of Manzanar, the Long Beach Water Commission, the California Bay Delta Public Advisory Committee, the Small Business Development Center Network Advisory Council, and the California Sustainability Alliance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a master’s in biology from CSU Los Angeles. Kawasaki resides in the Los Cerritos/Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach.