A recognized taxpayer advocate, independent businessman Alan Nakanishi knows Californians are over-taxed. That is why he opposes wasting taxpayer dollars on Governor Browns ill-advised "twin tunnels" and high speed rail boondoggle.

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A look at California's most interesting legislative races - Mercury News
July 15, 2016
All 80 seats up for grabs in the California Assembly and half the 40 Senate positions, but the interest is focused most intensely on a handful of races with the potential to alter the balance of power in Capitol.
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First elected to the Lodi City Council in 1998 Alan Nakanishi embarked an over decade long path of Public Service. After serving as Lodi’s Mayor in 2001 Alan was elected to the 10th Assembly District in 2002.

Alan quickly earned a reputation as a fiscally conservative, taxpayer and small business advocate who fought to cut wasteful spending and oppose higher taxes. In 2004, Alan was a coauthor of California¹s landmark Workers Compensation Reform law, which has resulted in lower premiums, better coverage for workers, and an end to the spiraling cost of workers compensation in California.

Born and raised in California's Central Valley, Alan worked his way through college stacking cans at Del Monte Cannery, picking pears in Courtland, and picking grapes in Lodi. Alan earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University, and after completing medical training at USC Medical Center, he served as a Major in the U.S. Army, leading a surgical department at McDonald Army Hospital.

Doctor Nakanishi is a local Ophthalmologist and co-founder of Delta Eye Medical Group, a six physician group with offices throughout the Central Valley including Lodi.

Alan currently resides in Lodi with his wife of 53 years, Sue. They have three children all raised in Lodi and 11 grandchildren.

High Speed Rail
I oppose the high speed rail project. It has been called a "white elephant", a "boondoggle", and "a train to nowhere!" The business plan is flawed, costs are ballooning with no foreseeable funds for completion, and millions for ongoing operations.

Taxpayers are on the hook for $68 Billion and growing. That is $1,700 for every person in California or $6,800 for a family of four. I support Assembly Bill 1866 which takes bullet train funding, and instead, uses those funds for more water storage.

Twin Tunnels
We must stop the Twin Tunnels. It will destroy our multi-billion dollar farm industry. Besides harming farms, the salt water intrusion into our waterways and aquifers will jeopardize water quality for humans, fish, and the environment.

Second Amendment
I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment of the Constitution. I oppose gun control because it unconstitutional. A person has right to protect themselves.

Data has shown that gun control laws do not work. Time and again, in cities like Washington, DC and Chicago, the murder rate has increased after implementing strict gun control laws.

 
A look at California's most interesting legislative races - Mercury News
July 15, 2016
All 80 seats up for grabs in the California Assembly and half the 40 Senate positions, but the interest is focused most intensely on a handful of races with the potential to alter the balance of power in Capitol.
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June 17, 2016
Where do California’s state legislators and Senate and Assembly candidates stand on the issues of gun laws? Read how they answered those questions in March, when they submitted information for the 2016 Sacramento Bee Voter Guide.
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Cap-and-trade revenue should go to fix our Valley air | Fresno Bee
April 19, 2016
Alan Nakanishi says law was passed in 2006 via false promises and political trickery
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Time for California to get back to business - Lodinews.com: Steve Hansen
March 14, 2016
Last week, Lodi City Councilman Dr. Alan Nakanishi announced a run for the state senate.
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