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Warren Furutani

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Preceded by  Laura Richardson
Profession  Politician
Party  Democratic Party
Alma mater  Antioch University
Education  Antioch University

Political party  Democratic
Spouse  Lisa Furutani
Nationality  American
Name  Warren Furutani
Succeeded by  Curt Hagman
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Born  October 16, 1947 (age 68) San Pedro, California (1947-10-16)
Role  California State Assembly member
Residence  Gardena, California, United States
Office  California State Assembly member since 2008

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Warren T. Furutani (born October 16, 1947) is an American politician who served in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat and a fourth-generation Japanese American. Furutani was elected in a special election in 2008. He replaced Laura Richardson as the member of the US House of Representatives from California's 37th district. Prior to being elected, he served on the Los Angeles Unified School District and then the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. He was the first Asian Pacific American ever elected to the LAUSD in 1987 and became the board's president in 1991.

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Education

He graduated from Gardena High School in 1965. He attended several community colleges, and earned a B.A. degree from Antioch University.

Early career

He was one of 150 people to make the first organized pilgrimage to Manzanar in December 1969.

Career

Prior to being elected to the Assembly, he served on the Los Angeles Unified School District and then the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. In 1987, he became the first Asian Pacific American ever elected to the LAUSD and was the board's president in 1991. Furutani was elected in a special election in 2008. He replaced Laura Richardson who won a special election to replace Juanita Millender-McDonald as the member of the US House of Representatives from California's 37th district.

Controversy

On June 15, 2011, during an Assembly debate on a redevelopment bill, Assemblyman Donald Wagner remarked that the bill was like something he had "seen on The Sopranos" and likened the author of the bill to Tony Soprano. After Assemblyman Anthony Portantino told Wagner to apologize for the remarks, Wagner replied that he would "apologize to any Italian-American who is NOT in the Mafia or involved in insurance scams". Within seconds, a verbal confrontation erupted on the Assembly floor between Wagner and Furutani and the two had to be separated.

Personal life

He and his wife, Lisa, are residents of Gardena, California.

References

Warren Furutani Wikipedia


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