Al Muratsuchi

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Al Muratsuchi
Muratsuchi headshot.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 66th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded by David Hadley
In office
December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2014
Preceded by new district
Succeeded by David Hadley
Personal details
Born (1964-09-04) September 4, 1964 (age 52)
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Hiroko Higuchi
Residence Rolling Hills Estates, California
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley (BA)
University of California, Los Angeles (JD)
Profession Attorney

Albert Yasuro "Al" Muratsuchi (born September 4, 1964) is an American politician serving the California State Assembly. A Democrat, he represents the 66th Assembly District, encompassing parts of the South Bay region of Los Angeles.

First elected to the Assembly in 2012 to represent the 66th Assembly District, Muratsuchi was defeated in his 2014 bid for reelection by Republican David Hadley. In a 2016 rematch with Hadley, he won a decisive victory and reclaimed his old Assembly seat. Prior to his service in the Assembly, he was a deputy California Attorney General, trustee for the Torrance Unified School District, and trustee for the Southern California Regional Occupation Center.

Muratsuchi grew up in Okinawa, and his father was a civilian employee of the United States Army.

Legislative Committee Assignments[edit]

Chairman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance and Chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace. Member of: Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, Assembly Judiciary Committee, Assembly Budget Committee, and Veterans Affairs.

Recent Appointments to Board and Commission: California Coastal Conservancy, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, Governor Brown’s Military Council, Inter-agency Veterans Council.

Election results[edit]


California's 66th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Hadley 30,996 50.5
Democratic Al Muratsuchi (incumbent) 30,439 49.5
Total votes 61,435 100.0
General election
Republican David Hadley 54,401 50.3
Democratic Al Muratsuchi (incumbent) 53,695 49.7
Total votes 108,096 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic


California's 66th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Muratsuchi 53,295 48.7
Republican David Hadley (incumbent) 48,755 44.6
Democratic Mike Madrigal 7,307 6.7
Total votes 109,357 100.0
General election
Republican David Hadley (incumbent)
Democratic Al Muratsuchi
Total votes ' '


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