|January 1, 2007 - Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Predecessor||Phil Angelides (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 4, 2006|
|Term limits||2 terms|
|Attorney General of California|
|California State Legislature|
|San Leandro School Board|
|Bachelor's||University of California-Berkeley (1965)|
|J.D.||University of the Pacific|
|Other||California State University-Hayward|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 Personal
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Lockyer is ineligible to run for a third consecutive term as state treasurer in 2014 due to term limits, and he announced in June 2013 that he would not be seeking election to a different office. When his final term expires on January 5, 2015, Lockyer will leave politics with a perfect record, having won every election from his "1968 campaign for school board in San Leandro to a quarter-century in the Legislature and two terms each as attorney general and treasurer."
Lockyer entered politics in 1968 when he was elected to the San Leandro School Board. He first ran for, and won election to, the California State Legislature in 1973. A 25 year career as a state lawmaker followed, during which time he held seats in both the Assembly and the Senate, and served as President Pro Tem for the latter. Lockyer transitioned from state legislative to state executive office after his victory in the 1998 election for attorney general.
In addition to serving as California's state treasurer, Lockyer practices law part-time at the firm of Brown Rudnick LLP, where he is a member of the Government Law and Strategies team. He began working double duty in December 2013, more than a year in advance of his planned retirement from statewide office.
Before his election to statewide office, he was a member of the San Leandro School Board. Lockyer holds a J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, a teaching certificate from California State University-Hayward and a B.A. in political science from the University of California-Berkeley.
- BA, Political science, University of California at Berkeley (1965)
- JD, McGeorge School of Law
Lockyer was first elected California's 32nd state treasurer on November 7, 2006, and re-elected on November 2, 2010. He assumed office on January 1, 2007. Lockyer's current term will end in January 2015, after which he will be prohibited from holding office again by term limits.
Attorney General of California (1999-2007)
Before becoming treasurer, Lockyer served two terms as state attorney general, from 1999 to 2007. As listed on the state treasurer's website, Lockyer's tenure as attorney general included landmark achievements such as establishing the best DNA forensic crime lab in the country, the Megan's Law website to track registered sex offenders, and led cases resulting in the successful recovery of "billions of dollars for defrauded energy ratepayers, consumers and taxpayers."
California State Assembly and California State Senate (1973-1999)
Lockyer first won election to the California State Assembly in a special election on September 4, 1973. His career in the two houses of the California state legislature spanned 25 years, during which time he served as President Pro Tem of the California State Senate.
- See also: State executive official elections, 2014
Lockyer originally filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for California Controller in the 2014 elections, but later announced his plans to retire from politics after the expiration of his second term as treasurer in January of 2015.  Lockyer cannot run for re-election as state treasurer in 2014 because of term limits.
Lockyer was re-elected on November 2, 2010. His term will end in January 2015, after which he will be prohibited from holding office again by term limits.
|California Treasurer, 2010|
|Democratic||Bill Lockyer Incumbent||56.5%||5,433,222|
|American Independent||Robert Lauten||1.4%||135,931|
|Green||Charles "Kit" Crittenden||2.4%||231,160|
|Libertarian||Edward M. Teyssier||2.3%||218,384|
|Peace and Freedom||Debra L. Reiger||1.3%||125,566|
|Election Results Via: California Secretary of State|
Lockyer was first elected California's 32nd state treasurer on November 7, 2006, and re-elected on November 2, 2010. He assumed office on January 1, 2007.
|California Treasurer, 2006|
|American Independent||E. Justin Noonan||1.1%||93,281|
|Green||Mehul M. Thakker||2.4%||201,670|
|Peace and Freedom||Gerald Sanders||0.9%||71,726|
|Election Results Via: California Secretary of State|
Comprehensive donor information for Lockyer is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Lockyer raised a total of $66,788,885 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.
2002, 2006, 2010
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Bill Lockyer's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Bill Lockyer's Campaign Contributions|
California Attorney General
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$1,101,674 (Republican)||$576,919 (Republican)|
$6,992 (Green party)
|Top 5 contributors||California Democratic Party||$64,042||United Healthcare Workers West||$27,100||Ameriquest Capital||$250,000|
|California Teachers Association||$25,800||State Building and Construction Trades Council of California||$22,200||Friends of Bill Lockyer||$237,193|
|California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO||$25,800||Los Angeles Homecare Workers Local 434-B||$22,200||California Teachers Association||$160,250|
|California School Employees Association||$17,900||California School Employees Association||$22,200||Barona Band of Mission Indians||$160,000|
|State Building and Construction Trades Council of California||$15,800||California Faculty Association||$22,200||Girardi & Keese||$159,500|
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- Meth case against Calif. Treasurer Bill Lockyer's wife dismissed - Los Angeles Times
- Drug charges dropped for California Treasurer Bill Lockyer's wife - San Jose Mercury News
- Drug Charges Dropped Against California Treasurer Lockyer's Wife - CBS Local
- State treasurer Bill Lockyer should not moonlight - The Salinas Californian
- Federal agency authorizes $27 million for loans for small business owners in ... - Fontana Herald-News
- Carrillo To Head CAEATFA - Bond Buyer
- San Diego's Toni Atkins to be next California Assembly speaker - 89.3 KPCC
- Calif. Bullet Train in Limbo After Legal Setbacks - Construction Equipment Guide
- Fiscal warnings from a truth-telling treasurer - San Diego Source (subscription)
- California Outlook Raised to Positive by S&P on Brown Budget - Bloomberg
Lockyer is married to Nadia Maria Lockyer. He has two children.
- California State Treasurer's Office
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- California State Treasurer, "Bill Lockyer Biography," accessed September 24, 2012
- The Sacramento Bee, "California treasurer Bill Lockyer to retire from elected office," June 3, 2013
- PRnewswire.com, "California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer Joins International Law Firm Brown Rudnick as Of Counsel," December 16, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Campaign Finance:Statement of Intention," accessed November 27, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Career financing for Bill Lockyer," accessed July 8, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
Phil Angelides (D)
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