The office of state Assemblywoman Betsy Butler (D-Marina del Rey) is seeking recommendations from the public for the “Women of Distinction – 53rd Assembly District” honor for 2012.

“I invite you to assist me in identifying exceptional women from our district during the month of March, commonly recognized as ‘Women’s History Month,’” the assemblywoman said in a statement.

“I respectfully ask you to take time to consider nominating an exceptional woman who lives or works within the 53rd Assembly District and who has made a significant contribution to our community or meaningful impact in your life.”

The 53rd Assembly District includes Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Venice and Mar Vista as well as the South Bay.

Five women will be chosen to join the 2012 Woman of the Year, Sue Dunlap, at a luncheon April 6.

Butler was elected to the Assembly in 2010.