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Councilmember Alan Nakanishi

District 1


(209) 333-6700


Alan Nakanishi is a former mayor and current councilmember of the Lodi City Council. His family was caught up in the Japanese American internment, and they relocated to Sacramento at the end of World War II. He served as a major in the U.S. Army in the surgical unit and worked as a physician and ophthalmologist in the region for decades.

First elected: December 21, 2001

Day job: Retired physician

Alma mater: Pacific Union College (bachelor’s degree, chemistry); Virginia Commonwealth University (master’s degree, medical administration); Loma Linda University (medical degree)

Notable quote: “I ran because of family, church and the city. I wanted to keep the streets safe.” (Source: Lodi News)

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