SAN FRANCISCO — Fundraisers for three Nikkei candidates will be held in San Francisco, according to Emily Murase, the first Japanese American member of the San Francisco Board of Education. They are:
• Assemblymember Warren Furutani (D-Long Beach), who, if elected, will become the first Japanese American to serve on the Los Angeles City Council. He is running for the seat vacated by Janice Hahn, who was elected to Congress.
Thursday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at YakiniQ Cafe, 1640 Post St. (between Laguna and Buchanan), Japantown. RSVP to Genelle Buchert, (562) 981-2111 or [email protected] On the Web: www.warrenfurutani.com.
• Capt. Paul Miyamoto, who has served in the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department for over 15 years and is now running for sheriff. If elected, he will be San Francisco’s first Asian American sheriff. The current sheriff, Michael Hennessey, is retiring.
Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the home of San Francisco Board of Education Vice President Norman Yee. RSVP to Eddie MacCaffrey, (415) 692-3556 or [email protected] On the Web: www.miyamoto4sheriff.com.
• Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), who, if elected, will become the first Asian American woman in the U.S. Senate. She is running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Daniel Akaka, who is retiring.