Mike Schmier

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Mike Schmier
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Former candidate for
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Michael Schmier (born January 7, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan) is the owner and attorney for a private practice law firm based out of Emeryville, California. On April 22, 2010, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat vacated by Democrat Jerry Brown, who ran for governor, in the 2010 election.[1] This was the third time Schmier has campaigned for the position, having failed to claim the Democratic nomination in both 1998 and 2002. He went on to lose the Democratic nomination to San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, after placing last out of seven with nearly six percent of the vote.


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Michigan (1965)
  • Master's degree, University of Michigan (1966)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, University of Michigan (1969)

Professional experience

Straight out of law school, Schmier worked as a law clerk for the Chief Judge of the Federal District Court in Southern California. In 1970, he served as a Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office before being hired as an assistant professor of law at San Diego State University two years later. For five years beginning in 1971 Schmier was a trial and appellate attorney for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). He started his own private practice law firm based out of Emeryville in 1976 and has continued to operate as attorney there ever since. Simultaneously, he was also named as an administrative law judge for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board in 1977, remaining in the position for eight years.



See also: California Attorney General election, 2010
2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary[2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Kamala Harris 33.1%
     Democratic Party Chris Kelly 15.9%
     Democratic Party Alberto Torrico 14.9%
     Democratic Party Ted Lieu 10.5%
     Democratic Party Rocky Delgadillo 10.1%
     Democratic Party Pedro Nava 9.9%
     Democratic Party Mike Schmier 5.6%
Total Votes 1,676,360


2002 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary[3]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Bill Lockyer (D) 83.0%
Mike Schmier (D) 17.0%
Total votes 2,068,688


2000 Race for United States Senate - Democratic Primary[4]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Dianne Feinstein (D) 95.5%
Mike Schmier (D) 4.5%
Total votes 3,940,664


1998 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary[5]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Bill Lockyer (D) 47.3%
Lynn Schenk (D) 25.0%
Charles M. Calderon (D) 23.6%
Mike Schmier (D) 4.1%
Total votes 2,737,778

Other roles

  • National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association (1979-present)
  • Board of Governors, Barristers of the Beverly Hills Bar (1980-1982)
  • Board Member, Committee for the Rule of Law (1998-present)

Contact information

Campaign Address:
1475 Powell Street #201
Emeryville, CA 94608

E-mail: mike@votemikeag.com

See also

External links

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