Al Muratsuchi

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Al Muratsuchi
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California State Assembly District 66
Former member
In office
2012-2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
J.D.University of California, Los Angeles
Websites
Campaign website
Al Muratsuchi is a former Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 66 from 2012 to 2014.

Biography

Muratsuchi earned his B.S. from Berkeley and his J.D. from UCLA.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Muratsuchi served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget
Judiciary
Natural Resources
Veterans Affairs, Chair

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Muratsuchi's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Creating Jobs and Improving the Economy

  • Excerpt: "In the State Assembly, he will continue to work hard to reform the tax code, crack down on frivolous lawsuits and make small business development top priorities to help get our economy and public infrastructure back on track."

Improving our Schools

  • Excerpt: "As a former Torrance School Board member, Al Muratsuchi fought for our local schools and job training programs and he continues to do so as Chair of Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance."

Protecting our Environment

  • Excerpt: "Al supports investing in green transportation infrastructure, protecting our coast and maintaining a healthy environment."

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Al Muratsuchi (D) and David Hadley (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Hadley defeated Muratsuchi in the general election.[3][4][5]

California State Assembly, District 66, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hadley 50.3% 54,401
     Democratic Al Muratsuchi Incumbent 49.7% 53,695
Total Votes 108,096

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Muratsuchi won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 66. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Nathan Mintz (R). Muratsuchi defeated Craig Huey (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

California State Assembly, District 66, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAl Muratsuchi 54.8% 102,136
     Republican Craig Huey 45.2% 84,372
Total Votes 186,508
California State Assembly, District 66 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAl Muratsuchi 40.5% 27,360
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Huey 38.9% 26,298
     Republican Nathan Mintz 20.6% 13,914
Total Votes 67,572

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Muratsuchi is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Muratsuchi raised a total of $2,343,238 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[8]

Al Muratsuchi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 66 Won $2,343,238
Grand Total Raised $2,343,238

2012

Muratsuchi won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Muratsuchi raised a total of $2,343,238.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Al Muratsuchi's campaign in 2012
California Democratic Party$664,979
Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee$130,000
Del Norte County Democratic Central Committee$125,000
Los Angeles County Democratic Party$91,000
Sacramento County Democratic Central Committee$75,000
Total Raised in 2012$2,343,238
Source:Follow the Money

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Muratsuchi's endorsements included the following:[9]

  • Congressman Henry Waxman
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • Congresswoman Janice Hahn
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • State Controller John Chiang
  • Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins
  • State Senator Ted Lieu
  • State Senator Kevin de Leon
  • Assemblymember Steven Bradford
  • Assemblymember Richard Bloom
  • Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles
  • Mayor Steve Aspel, Redondo Beach
  • Mayor Pat Furey, Torrance
  • Mayor Jim Goodhart, Palos Verdes Estates
  • Mayor Amy Howorth, Manhattan Beach
  • Mayor Pro Tem Jim Knight, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Mayor Judy Mitchell, Rolling Hills Estates
  • Mayor Mike Savidan, Lomita
  • Mayor Don Dear (ret.), Gardena

2012

In 2012, Muratsuchi's endorsements included the following:[10]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the California State Legislature was in session from January 6 to August 30.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Candidates for office were scored on their responses to a survey "on whether they support legislation for more disclosure on political ads and public financing of campaigns."

2013

In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by CPC.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "family values."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "taxpayer-related issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills protect water or promote safe and affordable water.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin Jeffries (R)
California State Assembly District 66
2012–2014
Succeeded by
David Hadley (R)