George Sakaye Nakano
Born: November 24, 1935 in Los Angeles, CA
Children: Laurie and Kevin
Military Service: ANG
1984-1998: Member, Torrance City Council
1994: Primary Candidate for SD-28 (Lost; 34%)
2002-2004: Majority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
2006: Primary Candidate for SD-28 (Lost; 47%)
- The George Nakano Theatre is located at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.
- Nakano and his family were sent to the Japanese internment camp at Tulelake [California] and Jerome [Arkansas] during World War II. The family returned to Los Angeles four years later.
Source: California Blue Book (2000)