JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Elections by Decade Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Closest Contests Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2026 PREVIEW 2024 General 2024 CD-20 Special 2023 US Senate Appt 2022 General Prior 2020s Elections Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search CA Constitution CA in Congress Line of Succession Highest Ranking SCOTUS Cases

[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

Bill Quirk


Picture of Bill Quirk
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-2012 Democratic AD-20 67028 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic AD-20 56144 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic AD-20 114001 Win
11-06-2018 Democratic AD-20 105848 Win
11-03-2020 Democratic AD-20 100105 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 8, 1946 in Summit, New Jersey
Married: Laurel Burkinshaw
Children: Ian and Zephyr

1972-1977: Climate Researcher, NASA
1979-2005: Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2002-2004: Library Commissioner, City of Hayward
2005-2012: Member, Hayward City Council

  • Eagle Scout
  • Laurel Quirk was a 2022 Woman of the Year (20th Assembly District) [selected by Bill Quirk]
  • QUOTABLE: "The Court is now seen as a political branch. I think it’s time for the other political branches – the legislature and the executive – to simply say that the Supreme Court no longer decides what the constitution is." [Source: @JeremyBWhite on Twitter (10:24 AM · Jun 28, 2022)]
  • QUOTABLE: "Today is my last day as a member of the legislature. It has been the privilege of a lifetime serving the people of [California] as an Assemblymember representing AD20. I have had many jobs over the years. This is the one I have enjoyed the most. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you." [Source: @AsmBillQuirk on Twitter, 9:19 AM · Nov 30, 2022]

Source: Biography at campaign website [] (accessed 6/7/2012)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (2015)