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Bill Bennett


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Democratic SBOE3 250997 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic SBOE3 934141 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic SBOE3 865653 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic SBOE3 1053166 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic SBOE1 1062676 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic SBOE1 1075043 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Morgan Bennett
Born: February 20, 1918 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Jane
Children: Joan, William, James, and Michael
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: February 9, 2010

1949-19??: Deputy Attorney General, State of California
19??-1963: Chief Counsel, California Public Utilities Commission
1963-1969: Member, California Public Utilities Commission
1966: Primary Candidate for Attorney General (Lost)
1968: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost)
1992: Resigned from the Board of Equalization on December 30.

  • In his letter of resignation from the BOE, Bennett cited health concerns related to "major heart surgery" that he received in 1992.
  • Legal Troubles: In early 1992, Bennett was charged with 23 felony counts of falsifying his expense records. He later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge (a single misdemeanor), paid a fine, and was placed on probation for a year.