Lakewood, CA –The Armenian National Committee – Political Action Committee is glad to support Warren Furutani for California State Assembly. Furutani is currently serving his third term as a member of the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. Furutani has also served two terms on the Los Angeles Board of Education, the largest school district in the State of California. The special election in the 55th District will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
"We look forward to working with Warren and building stronger ties between the Armenian American and Asian American communities," said ANC-PAC spokesperson Ara Papazian. "There is a lot of common ground between our communities," he added.
In a recent meeting with the ANC officials, Furutani discussed issues of concern to the Armenian American community and opportunities for greater civic collaboration between Armenian American and Asian American communities. Furutani also discussed his support for H.Res.106, the Armenian Genocide resolution and similar human rights legislation (H.Res.121) that addresses World War II-era human rights abuses by Japan.
Furutani, a fourth-generation Japanese American, is a longtime educator and community advocate. He has served as the president of the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees as well as the Los Angeles Board of Education. He is a candidate for the 55th Assembly District which became an open seat following Laura Richardson’s election to the United States House of Representatives earlier this year. The 55th Assembly District encompasses the areas in and around Wilmington, Harbor City, Carson, and parts of Long Beach and Lakewood.
Born and raised in southern California, Warren graduated from Gardena High School and attended several community colleges before receiving his BA degree from Antioch College.
The ANC-PAC is a non-partisan federally registered political action committee established to support campaign committees for Members of Congress who share the values of the Armenian American community. The ANC-PAC is at the forefront of efforts to ensure that the voice of the Armenian American community is clearly heard in our nation’s capital. The ANC-PAC continues a century old tradition of Armenian Americans engagement on the public policy issues facing national political leaders, both in the U.S. Congress and the White House.