Alan Nakanishi, M.D.
Assembly Member
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 Lodi.

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 Tracy.

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.

Assemblyman Nakanishi 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.

 

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