TORRANCE- Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) on July 25 announced his endorsement of Al Muratsuchi for the California State Assembly seat representing the South Bay.
Inouye is the most senior member of the U.S. Senate and chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. He is known for his distinguished record as a national legislative leader and as a World War II combat veteran with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team who earned the nation’s highest award for military valor, the Medal of Honor.
“Al and I both began our careers in public service as county prosecutors,” Inouye stated. “His work as a deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice and as a board member of the Torrance Unified School District provides the proper mix of experience that will serve him well in the State Legislature. He understands and works to uphold the law while ensuring that the children in his district have access to the education they need to realize their potential and pursue their ambitions. I am proud to endorse Al as a candidate for California’s 66th Assembly District.”
Muratsuchi was the top vote-getter for the 66th Assembly District seat in the June 5 primary election. He will face off with Republican Craig Huey in November. The district includes Gardena, Torrance, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula, as well as the Beach Cities and Lomita.
“I am deeply honored to be endorsed by Sen. Inouye,” Muratsuchi declared. “He is an American hero who has devoted his life to serving our great nation with honor and dignity. I will work hard to follow his example.”