SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) today released the following statement in response to AMVETS’ announcement of his award: “To be named a recipient of AMVETS’ 2013 California Legislators of the Year Award is a great honor and I am very grateful.

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi“Within a year my colleagues and I have had many accomplishments in addressing our veterans’ needs. I was fortunate to learn about and address some of the issues our veterans are facing, such as homelessness and a backlog of benefits claims.

“As Chair of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, I will continue to fight for those who have fought for us because they deserve our help. I look forward to many more years of successful efforts.”

California Assemblymember Muratsuchi represents the 66th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, the Los Angeles communities of Harbor City and Harbor Gateway, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance and the unincorporated communities of El Camino Village and West Carson.