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David King
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California Attorney General
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionJune 3, 2014
Campaign $$33,149
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California Regional Water Quality Control Board
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1991)
Master'sUniversity of San Diego (2002)
J.D.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997)
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David King was a Republican candidate for California Attorney General in the 2014 elections.[1]


King earned his B.S. in accounting in 1991 from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he worked as an auditor and then Senior Accountant for Deloitte until 1994 when he enrolled in law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. King has also worked at Brown & Wood, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, as a city attorney of San Diego, and currently in his own firm, The King Law Group.[2] King has worked as an attorney since earning his J.D. in 1997.[3]

King also earned a Master of Laws at the University of San Diego with a concentration in Environmental Law in 2002.[4]

King was a member of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board from 2006-2010, during which time he served as Presiding Officer of the Bay Sediment Cleanup and Chairman of the Board.[5] His responsibilities in this role included protecting and minimizing pollution of the ocean, coastline and water bodies throughout southern California.[6]


  • Bachelor of Science in accounting - University of Florida (1991)
  • Juris Doctor - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997)
  • Master of Laws - University of San Diego (2002)



See also: California attorney general election, 2014

King ran for election to the office of Attorney General of California. King sought one of two possible nominations in the primary on June 3, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Attorney General of California, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKamala Harris Incumbent 53.2% 2,177,480
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Gold 12.3% 504,091
     Republican Phil Wyman 11.7% 479,468
     Republican David King 9% 368,190
     Republican John Haggerty 8.2% 336,433
     Nonpartisan Orly Taitz 3.2% 130,451
     Libertarian Jonathan Jaech 2.4% 99,056
Total Votes 4,095,169
Election Results via California Secretary of State.

Campaign themes

King submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[3]

I would enforce the law whether enacted by the Legislature or by the voters. I would reform the implementation of Prop. 109, which allows recidivist parolees to return to the street sooner, and incarcerates them in county jail instead of state prison. What will be unique about my campaign and my beliefs about the office is that I will focus on the burdens our state government imposes on ordinary Californians and business owners.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $33,149 during that time period. This information was last updated on February 11, 2015.[8]

David King (California)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Attorney General of California Defeated $33,149
Grand Total Raised $33,149


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  1. California Secretary of State, "Voter Guide: Voluntary Campaign Spending Limits for Candidates for Statewide Elective Office," accessed March 28, 2014 (dead link)
  2. Email submission to Ballotpedia on April 21, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on April 6, 2014
  4. Email submission to Ballotpedia on April 7, 2012
  5. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, "July Minutes," July 14, 2010
  6. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, "About Us," accessed April 10, 2014
  7. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  8. Follow the Money, "Contributions to King, David," accessed February 11, 2015
  9. Follow the, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015