|California State Assembly District 20|
|December 3, 2012-present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||12 years|
|High school||La Salle High School (1963)|
Quirk earned his B.S. in Engineering and Applied Physics from Columbia in 1967 and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia in 1970. His professional experience includes serving as a Hayward City Councilman. Quick "overwhelmingly won" the endorsement of the state Democratic Party for this seat in the June 5, 2012, open primary.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Quirk served on the following committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Safety|
|• Utilities and Commerce|
|• Joint Rules|
Quirk's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "In the long run, the most important factor in increasing jobs in California is education. The K-12 schools and Community Colleges and Universities will determine if Californians can qualify for jobs or if industry will import workers from other states and countries."
- Excerpt: "One way to stimulate job creation is by simplifying regulations and streamlining the approval processes for businesses while still protecting workers, consumers, and the environment. I would like to see a one-stop permitting process."
- Public Safety
- Excerpt: "I will support police and fire services by opposing state raids on funds for local government."
- Assuring Affordable, Reliable Energy
- Excerpt: "The cheapest and most reliable source of clean energy is conservation. Residence and business owners typically do not have the funds necessary to undertake the building improvements that would conserve energy. We need to find a way to provide loans for this purpose, which could be paid off by the savings in energy costs."
Issues from other sources:
- High Speed Rail
- In a May 2012 interview, Quirk declined to say whether he would vote to support continued high-speed rail development with bonds.
- "Ballot-box Budgeting"
- In a May 2012 interview, Quirk said that he opposed the ability of voters to limit the flexibility available to the legislature by supporting specific funding policies through referendum.
Elections for the office of California State Assembly will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Bill Quirk (D) will face Jaime Patino (R) and Luis Reynoso (I) in the blanket primary.
Quirk won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 20. He advanced past the June 5, 2012 blanket primary, defeating Sarabjit Kaur Cheema (D), Luis Reynoso (R), and Mark Green (I). Quirk defeated Jennifer Ong (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|California State Assembly, District 20, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Quirk is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Quirk raised a total of $797,460 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.
|Bill Quirk's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||California State Assembly, District 20||$797,460|
|Grand Total Raised||$797,460|
2012Quirk won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Quirk raised a total of $797,460.
|California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bill Quirk's campaign in 2012|
|Quirk, William J.||$96,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 302||$15,600|
|California Association of Realtors||$15,600|
|California League of Conservation Voters||$15,600|
|Total Raised in 2012||$797,460|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- California State Assembly
- California Assembly Committees
- California State Assembly District 20
- Bay Area News Group, "Five candidates for 20th Assembly District seat offer different viewpoints," May 14, 2012
- electbillquirk.com, "Issues," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2014 Primary election candidate list," accessed March 27, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- "Follow the Money," "Quirk, Bill," Accessed September 13, 2013
Bob Wieckowski (D)
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