Born: September 22, 1950 in New Haven, Connecticut
1977-1984: Attorney, California Department of Consumer Affairs
1986: Candidate for Sacramento County Board of Supervisors (Lost)
Previous: Member, Sacramento County Air Pollution Control Advisory Board
Previous: Chair, Sacramento Transportation Coalition
1994-2010: Member, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
1996: Primary Candidate for AD-09 (Lost)
2004: Primary Candidate for AD-09 (Lost; 26%)
2012: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
- In the 2010 Primary, Dickinson won the nomination with a 228-vote lead over Kevin McCarty, his closest opponent.
- Bills: During his time in the Legislature, Dickinson introduced 43 regular session bills, of which 24 were signed into law.
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2011-12)