The 70-year-old ophthalmologist is planning a run for a seat on the Lodi City Council.
"I am going to run. I've lived in Lodi for 40 years and care about the community, ... the schools, parks, and safety," he told the Stockton Record.
Nakanishi served on the city council before being elected to the 10th Assembly District in 2002. He lost a four-way primary in June for the Republican nomination for the Board of Equalization District 2 seat to state Sen. George Runner.
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PHOTO CREDIT: Alan Nakanishi, Sacramento Bee file photo, May 2010