10th District, California
Assemblyman Alan Nakanishi was
born and raised in the Valley, where he attended local
schools. He worked his way through college, stacking cans at Del
Monte Cannery, picking pears in Courtland, and picking grapes in
Assemblyman Nakanishi earned his B.A. in Chemistry at Pacific
Union College, and his M.D. from Loma Linda University. Following
his medical internship at USC Medical Center, he served two years
as a Major in the U.S. Army, leading a surgical department at
McDonald Army Hospital.
Since 1971, Alan Nakanishi has practiced medicine in Stockton,
with a home in Lodi. He is the co-founder of Delta Eye Medical
Group, a six-physician group with offices in Lodi, Stockton and
Assemblyman Nakanishi also frequently travels to Baja and
Monterey, Mexico, where he donates his time and skill conducting
clinics for resident physicians at hospitals.
In 1998, Alan Nakanishi was elected to serve on the Lodi City
Council, where in 2001 he became Mayor. Under his leadership,
Lodi was heralded as a model city for energy planning.
belongs to various committees which include the Committee on
Aging and Long-Term Care, the Committee on Health, the Committee
on Higher Education, the Committee on Public Employees,
Retirement and Social Security. He also a member of the Select
Committee on Community Colleges, the Select Committee on Airports
and the Airline Industry, the Select Committee on the Development
of a 10th UC Campus, as well as the Joint Committee on Preparing
California for the 21st Century.
Dr. Nakanishi and his wife Sue have three children and eight
grandchildren. He was first elected to represent the 10th
Assembly District in 2002.