Alan Nakanishi

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Alan S. Nakanishi
Alan Nakanishi
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 10th district
In office
December 2, 2002 – November 30, 2008
Preceded by Anthony Pescetti
Succeeded by Alyson Huber
Personal details
Born (1940-03-21) March 21, 1940 (age 74)
Political party Republican
Residence Lodi, California
Alma mater Pacific Union College
Loma Linda University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Occupation Physician
Profession Ophthalmologist
Religion Adventist
Website Official website

Alan S. Nakanishi, M.D., (b. March 21, 1940) is an American politician. He is currently serving as the Mayor of the City of Lodi in San Joaquin County. He was a Republican Assemblymember from California's 10th State Assembly district, serving from 2002 to 2008. In 2010, Dr. Nakanishi was a candidate for the State Board of Equalization.

Early life[edit]

At the age of two, Alan Nakanishi and his family were subject to the Japanese American Internment. He and his family were relocated to Tule Lake, CA. At the end of World War II, they moved to Sacramento, CA. To make money while in school, Nakanishi worked picking fruit, and at a cannery. He left after high school, and lived in Napa county, Los Angeles, and Texas before settling in Lodi, CA. Nakanishi was in Texas while serving as a captain in the U.S. Army.

Education[edit]

Nakanishi received a B.A. in Chemistry from Pacific Union College in 1961.[1] He went on to receive a Master's Degree in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an M.D. from Loma Linda University. He completed his medical internship at USC Medical Center.

Military service[edit]

Nakanishi served two years as a Major in the U.S. Army, leading a Surgical Department at McDonald Army Hospital.

Medical practice[edit]

Since 1971, Nakanishi has practiced medicine in Stockton. He is the co-founder of the Delta Eye Medical Group, a six-physician group with offices in Lodi, Stockton, and Tracy. He continued practicing in Lodi throughout his time in the State Assembly.

Public service career[edit]

In 2001, Nakanishi was elected to the Lodi City Council, in the Central Valley County of San Joaquin.

In 2000, he ran unsuccessfully for the California State Senate and remained on the Lodi City Council.

In 2001, he was selected Mayor of Lodi by his fellow Council members.

In 2002, he was elected to the California State Assembly. Nakanishi was the first Republican Co-Chair of the Asian-Pacific Islander Joint Legislative Caucus (2005–2008), as well as a member of the Rural Caucus and the Legislative Sporting Caucus.

In 2010, he was elected again to the Lodi City Council..

In 2012, he was selected again to serve as Mayor of Lodi by his fellow Council members.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Julie Z. (9 November 2007). "Assemblyman Nakanishi Visits PUC". Pacific Union College News and Events Archive. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Pescetti
California State Assemblymember, 10th District
2002–2008
Succeeded by
Alyson Huber