John Laird

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John Laird
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California Secretary for Natural Resources
In office
January 5, 2011 - Present
Years in position 4
Base salary$175,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 5, 2011
Appointed byGovernor Jerry Brown (D)
Campaign $$1,664,800
Term limitsN/A
Office website
John Laird is the current California Secretary for Natural Resources. He was appointed to the position by Governor Jerry Brown on January 5, 2011.[1]


Laird grew up in Vallejo, California. He attended the University of California Santa Cruz, graduating with a degree in politics from Adlai Stevenson College in 1972. He then served on the district staff of U.S. Representative Jerome Waldie, and as a budget analyst for the Santa Cruz County Administrator.[2]


  • University of California Santa Cruz (1972)

Political career

Secretary of Natural Resources (2011-present)

Laird was appointed to lead the statewide natural resources agency by Governor Jerry Brown on January 5, 2011.[3] He had originally intended to seek the 2012 Democratic Party nomination for District 15 of the California State Senate, but announced in February 2011 that he would rather commit to his appointed position as natural resources secretary.[4][5]

State Assembly

Laird previously served in the California State Assembly from 2002-2008, representing District 27.[6]

Mayor of Santa Cruz

Laird was also on the Santa Cruz City Council from 1981-1990, including two stints as mayor.[6]



See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

Laird did not run for election in 2012. Laird had previously indicated that he would run for election to District 15 of the State Senate in 2012. Laird lost to Sam Blakeslee in a 2010 special election for the seat, and had filed a statement that he will once again challenge Blakeslee. However he has changed his mind and decided not to run for the seat in 2012.[4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Laird is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Laird raised a total of $1,664,800 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 8, 2013.[7]

John Laird's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2006 California State Assembly District 27 Won $674,617
2004 California State Assembly District 27 Won $597,652
2002 California State Assembly District 27 Won $392,531
Grand Total Raised $1,664,800

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