Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Al Muratsuchi, Torrance School Board Member, To Run In AD66 After Betsy Butler Abandons District

Shortly after Assemblywoman Betsy Butler abandoned her South Bay district to run in the arguably bluer Santa Monica/West Hollywood Assembly district, rumors started to circulate in AD66 that a viable Democratic candidate would soon take her place.

Well I'm happy to announce that Al Muratsuchi, a long-time resident of Torrance and current Torrance Unified School Board member, has stepped up to the plate to the oppose Tea Party candidate, Nathan Mintz, for the 2012 South Bay Assembly race.

Muratsuchi has served on the Torrance Unified School Board for 6 years, serving as its President in 2009. According to Muratsuchi's campaign website, in that time Torrance Unified "has maintained its status as a high-achieving school district despite state budget cuts, consistently delivered a balanced budget of up to $200 million, and embarked on the largest school repair and modernization program in the district's history."

Muratsuchi is also a Deputy Attorney General and a prosecutor with the California Department of Justice since 2001. Before that, he was a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the Santa Ana City Attorney's Office.

This Saturday, the Torrance Democratic Club will be hosting a meet-and-greet fundraiser for Muratsuchi. Folks, I can't emphasis enough how important it is for us to support him in this competitive race. AD66 could be the key to achieving a 2/3rds legislative Democratic majority in the CA legislature and breaking the stranglehold a Republican obstructionist minority has on our state.

Here are the details.

When: 3pm-5pm Saturday, November 12
Where: 411 Via El Chico, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

RSVP by ordering tickets at this link. Even if you can't make it, please click on the link to make a donation.

Questions? Contact the Torrance Democratic Club at 310-538-0245 or email torrancedems@hotmail.com

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