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Bill Bagley


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1960 Republican AD-07 75447 Win
11-06-1962 Republican AD-07 70843 Win
11-03-1964 Republican AD-07 91379 Win
11-08-1966 Republican AD-07 65766 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-07 78156 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-07 61556 Win
11-07-1972 Republican AD-07 84141 Win
11-05-1974 Republican Controller 2624085 Loss

Candidate Biography:

William T. Bagley
Born: June 29, 1928 in Woodacre, CA
Married: Doris L. Law, Diane Oldham
Children: Lynn, Bill Jr., Walter, Shana and Tracy

1957: General Counsel, Young Republicans
1958: Vice President, California Republican Assembly
Previous: Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
1983-1990: Member, California Transportation Commission
1967-1969: Member, California Judicial Council
1981-1986: Member, California Public Utilities Commission
1989-2002: Member, University of California Board of Regents
2018: Governor Jerry Brown declared June 29th as “William T. Bagley Day” [Honorary Day]

  • LEGISLATION: Author of Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (1967), which required official meetings of state boards and commissions to follow rules similar to those of the Brown Act. 
  • PLACENAME: Highway 101 from the Waldo Tunnel in Sausalito to I-580 in San Rafael is named the "William T. Bagley" Freeway . Named in 1987. - Source: 
  • PUBLISHED: Bagley is the author of California's Golden Years: When Government Worked and Why, an autobiographical analysis of the Legislature during his 14 years of service.

Source: California Blue Book (1961)
Source: A Disorderly House: The Brown-Unruh Years in Sacramento by James R. Mills (Heyday Books; 1987)
Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)