Steve Napolitano, a Manhattan Beach resident, has been appointed as field deputy to Supervisor Don Knabe in Marina del Rey and South Bay beach cities.

Napolitano will succeed Tom Martin, who is retiring as Knabe’s field deputy.

Napolitano will represent Knabe in Marina del Rey, Westchester, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance.

“His strong record of public service and private sector experience combining with his extensive knowledge of the beach communities and the issues facing them will be a wonderful asset,” Knabe said.

Napolitano is a practicing attorney specializing in education and municipal law.

He is a former three-term Manhattan Beach mayor and councilman. He was first elected in 1992.