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|Position = California Treasurer
 
|Position = California Treasurer
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Predecessor = Phil Angelides
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|Predecessor = Phil Angelides (D)
 
|Tenure = January 1, 2007 - Present
 
|Tenure = January 1, 2007 - Present
 
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|Next election = Term-limited
 
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|Prior office = [[Attorney General of California]]
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|Prior office years =1999-2007
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|Prior office 2 =California State Legislature
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|Prior office 2 years =1973-1999
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|Office website = http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Lockyer''' is the current [[California Treasurer]]. Lockyer, a [[Democrat]], was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in November 2010.<ref name=bio>[http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/bio.asp ''California State Treasurer,'' "Bill Lockyer Biography," accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Lockyer''' is the current [[California Treasurer]]. Lockyer, a [[Democrat]], was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in November 2010.<ref name=bio>[http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/bio.asp ''California State Treasurer,'' "Bill Lockyer Biography," accessed September 24, 2012]</ref> Prior to becoming state treasurer, Lockyer served as [[Attorney General of California]] from 1999-2007.
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Lockyer is ineligible to run for a third consecutive term as state treasurer in [[California down ballot state executive elections, 2014|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."<ref>[http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/06/california-treasurer-bill-lockyer-to-retire-from-politics.html ''The Sacramento Bee,'' "California treasurer Bill Lockyer to retire from elected office," June 3, 2013]</ref>
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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|California State Legislature]] in 1973. A 25 year career as a state lawmaker followed, during which time he held seats in both the [[California State Assembly|Assembly]] and the [[California Senate|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.
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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.<ref>[http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/california-state-treasurer-bill-lockyer-joins-international-law-firm-brown-rudnick-as-of-counsel-236003141.html ''PRnewswire.com'', "California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer Joins International Law Firm Brown Rudnick as Of Counsel," December 16, 2014]</ref>
  
Lockyer is ineligible to run for a third consecutive term as state treasurer in 2014 due to term limits, and he plans to retire rather than seek a new elected office. His current term expires January 5, 2013, at which time 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."<ref>[http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/06/california-treasurer-bill-lockyer-to-retire-from-politics.html ''The Sacramento Bee,'' "California treasurer Bill Lockyer to retire from elected office," June 3, 2013]</ref>
 
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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===Education===
 
===Education===
*BA, Political science, University of California at Berkeley (1965)
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*B.A., Political science, University of California at Berkeley (1965)
*JD, McGeorge School of Law
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*J.D., McGeorge School of Law
  
 
==Political career==
 
==Political career==
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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.
 
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 (1999-2006)===
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===Attorney General of California (1999-2007)===
 
Before becoming treasurer, Lockyer served two terms as [[Attorney General of California|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."<ref name=bio/>
 
Before becoming treasurer, Lockyer served two terms as [[Attorney General of California|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."<ref name=bio/>
  
===California State Assembly and California State Senate (1973-1998)===
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===California State Assembly and California State Senate (1973-1999)===
Lockyear 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]].
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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]].
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:''See also: [[State executive official elections, 2014]]''
 
:''See also: [[State executive official elections, 2014]]''
  
Lockyer originally filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for [[California Controller]] in the [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014 elections]], but later announced his plans to retire from politics after the expiration of his second term as treasurer in January of 2015. <ref>[http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/Campaign/Candidates/list.aspx?CandElectOff_view=intention ''California Secretary of State,'' "Campaign Finance:Statement of Intention," accessed November 27, 2012]</ref> Lockyer cannot run for re-election as state treasurer in 2014 because of term limits.
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Lockyer originally filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for [[California Controller]] in the [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014 elections]], but later announced his plans to retire from politics after the expiration of his second term as treasurer in January of 2015.<ref>[http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/Campaign/Candidates/list.aspx?CandElectOff_view=intention ''California Secretary of State,'' "Campaign Finance:Statement of Intention," accessed November 27, 2012]</ref> Lockyer cannot run for re-election as state treasurer in 2014 because of term limits.
  
 
===2010===
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Bill + Lockyer + California + Treasurer'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Bill + Lockyer + California + Treasurer'''"
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Lockyear is married to Nadia Maria Lockyear. He has two children.<ref name=bio/>
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Lockyer is married to Nadia Maria Lockyer. He has two children.<ref name=bio/>
  
 
==See also==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/ California State Treasurer's Office]
 
*[http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/ California State Treasurer's Office]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=137269 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=122277 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96314 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80357 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68860 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=12843 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=22343 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=61834 1998]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=137269 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=122277 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96314 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80357 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68860 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=12843 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=22343 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=61834 1998]

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Bill Lockyer
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California Treasurer
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorPhil Angelides (D)
Compensation
Base salary$139,189
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2006
Next generalTerm-limited
Campaign $$66,788,885
Term limits2 terms
Prior offices
Attorney General of California
1999-2007
California State Legislature
1973-1999
San Leandro School Board
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California-Berkeley (1965)
J.D.University of the Pacific
OtherCalifornia State University-Hayward
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
Bill Lockyer is the current California Treasurer. Lockyer, a Democrat, was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in November 2010.[1] Prior to becoming state treasurer, Lockyer served as Attorney General of California from 1999-2007.

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."[2]

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.[3]


Biography

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.[1]

Education

  • B.A., Political science, University of California at Berkeley (1965)
  • J.D., McGeorge School of Law

Political career

Treasurer (2007-present)

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."[1]

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.

Elections

2014

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.[4] Lockyer cannot run for re-election as state treasurer in 2014 because of term limits.

2010

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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Lockyer Incumbent 56.5% 5,433,222
     Republican Mimi Walters 36.2% 3,479,709
     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
Total Votes 9,623,972
Election Results Via: California Secretary of State

2006

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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Lockyer 54.4% 4,523,854
     Republican Claude Parrish 37.2% 3,095,615
     American Independent E. Justin Noonan 1.1% 93,281
     Green Mehul M. Thakker 2.4% 201,670
     Libertarian Marian Smithson 4% 334,056
     Peace and Freedom Gerald Sanders 0.9% 71,726
Total Votes 8,320,202
Election Results Via: California Secretary of State

Campaign donors

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.[5]

Bill Lockyer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California Treasurer Not up for election $36,421
2010 California Treasurer Won $918,169
2008 California Treasurer Not up for election $10,949,141
2006 California Treasurer Won $12,524,777
2004 Attorney General of California Not up for election $22,441,834
2002 Attorney General of California Won $8,881,038
2000 Attorney General of California Not up for election $4,880,257
1998 Attorney General of California Won $6,157,248
Grand Total Raised $66,788,885

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.[6] Click [show] for more information.


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Personal

Lockyer is married to Nadia Maria Lockyer. He has two children.[1]

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Preceded by
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California Treasurer
2007-present
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