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George Nakano


Picture of George Nakano
CA Blue Book 2000
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1998 Democratic AD-53 75159 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic AD-53 104431 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic AD-53 69135 Win

Candidate Biography:

George Sakaye Nakano
Born: November 24, 1935 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Helen
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)