SAN FRANCISCO — A reception for State Senate candidate Warren Furutani will be held on Thursday, May 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at O3 Bistro & Lounge, 524 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco.

Warren Furutani (Rafu Shimpo photo)
Warren Furutani (Rafu Shimpo photo)

Furutani is running in a June 7 special election for Senate District 35 to fill a vacancy created by State Sen. Isadore Hall (D-San Pedro), who is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Los Angeles), who is seeking a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

“With a 25-year track record as an elected official in the State Assembly, and on the L.A. school board and the L.A. community college board, Warren Furutani will bring experience and passion to fight for the people of his district and for all Californians,” event organizers said in a statement. “Join us and help elect Warren as California’s first Japanese American state senator.”

The host committee includes:


Jeff Adachi (San Francisco public defender)

Marjorie Fujiki

Sherry Hirota

Audie Holman Kochiyama

David Kakishiba

Keith Kamisugi

Eddie Kochiyama

Karen Korematsu

Diane Matsuda

Kaz Maniwa

Dale Minami

Emily Murase (San Francisco Board of Education)

Stephen Nakajo

Steve Ngo (City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees)

Allen Okamoto

Paul Osaki

Peggy Saika

Sharon Senzaki

Appetizers provided. No-host bar. RSVP/donate online:

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