JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Advanced Search Elected Offices Redistricting Elections by Decade 2016 Election
Elected Officials Longest Service Shortest Service Recalls
Political Parties Democratic Republican Am. Independent Green Libertarian Peace & Freedom No Party Preference
Legislator Databases Women in CA Politics

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

William "Sandy" Muir


Picture of William Muir
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1996 Republican AD-14 29121 Loss
Email address:

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 30, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan
Married: Paulette "Pauli" Mauters Muir
Children: Kerry and Hattie
Died: February 26, 2015 in Berkeley, CA

1966: Consultant, Ronald Reagan for Governor campaign
1968-1972: Consultant, Oakland Police Department and Civil Service Commission
1968-1972: Member, Berkeley Police Review Commission
1968-1998: Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
1975-1976: Senior Consultant, Assembly Committee on Finance, Insurance, and Commerce
1983-1985: Speechwriter, Vice President George Bush
1994: Campaign Writer, Governor Pete Wilson
1998-Present: Professor emeritus of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

  • Muir graduated Magna cum Laude from Yale in 1954.
  • LEGISLATIVE HISTORIAN: Muir was the author of Legislature: California's School of Government (1983), a book about the state legislature that the editor of this website regards as one of the better books on the subject.

Source: Biography at the UC Berkeley Political Science Department website (see link above).

[Update candidate information]