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  Furutani, Warren T.
NameWarren T. Furutani
Wilmington, California , United States
Born Unknown
ContributorSummer Intern
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 02, 2016 03:55pm
Tags Japanese -
InfoMember of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District

I am a native Californian. I am a fourth generation American of Japanese Ancestry born in San Pedro, California, as was my father.

I am a product of Los Angeles public school system and graduated from Gardena High School in 1965. I also went to El Camino College, LA City College, and the College of San Mateo in the bay area. I got my four year college degree from Anitoch University.

I am married to Lisa Abe Furutani and have two sons who are products of local schools. My oldest son is now a junior at the University of California, Irvine and my youngest son is a senior in high school. He goes to the California Academy of Math and Science.

When my oldest son was entering kindergarden I ran for the Los Angeles Board of Education (1987). I served two four year terms and one of those years as president of the board. It was the toughest job I ever had.

After a short hiatus from education, I ran for the LA Community College Board of Trustees in 1999. I am the only person who has been ever elected to both the Los Angeles Board of Education and Los Angeles Community College Board.

Concurrently, I am a consultant for the Speaker of the California Assembly. I've worked for Speaker Emeritus's Antonio Villaraigosa and Bob Hertzberg. I now work for Assembly Speaker, Herb Wesson, Jr.


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  06/07/2016 CA State Senate 35 - Open Primary Won 24.44% (+0.00%)
  01/17/2012 Los Angeles City Council - District 15 - Special Runoff Lost 39.31% (-21.39%)
  11/08/2011 Los Angeles City Council - District 15 - Special Election Won 22.32% (+0.00%)
  11/02/2010 CA State Assembly 55 Won 70.69% (+41.38%)
  06/08/2010 CA State Assembly 55- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 CA State Assembly 55 Won 71.68% (+43.36%)
  06/03/2008 CA State Assembly 55 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/05/2008 CA State Assembly 55 - Special Election Won 69.84% (+54.44%)
  12/11/2007 CA State Assembly 55 - Special Election Primary Won 48.81% (+0.00%)
  06/06/2006 CA State Assembly 55 - D Primary Lost 45.89% (-8.22%)
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CA Lieutenant Governor - Appointment - Apr 26, 2010 NPA Reject