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Bill Lockyer


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Date Party Office Votes Result
09-04-1973 Democratic AD-14 19702 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-14 49456 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-14 55486 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-14 45464 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-14 66937 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic SD-10 105813 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic SD-10 124290 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic SD-10 111253 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic SD-10 124365 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic Attorney General 4117596 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic Attorney General 3716282 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic Treasurer 4523854 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic Treasurer 5433508 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Westwood Lockyer
Born: May 8, 1941 in East Oakland, CA
Married: Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer (m. 2003, div. 2018)*
Children: Lisa* and Diego Wallace, Harrison William and Elijah Westwood (twins)

1965-1972: Member, San Leandro School District Board
1966-1972: Administrative Assistant to Assemblyman Robert W. Crown
1966-1973: Chair, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
1968: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1972: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1976: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1985-1993: Member, California Judicial Council
1994-1998: President pro Tempore, California State Senate

  • LEGISLATION: Lockyer was the author of SCA 4 (1996), later Proposition 220 (1998), which was approved by voters and abolished the county municipal courts, merging their jurisdiction into that of the county Superior Courts. 
  • NATURAL DISASTER (DEADLIEST WILDFIRE): The third-deadliest wildfire in California history (the Tunnel Fire/Oakland firestorm in October 1991) occured within the district represented by State Senator Lockyer.
  • Nadia Davis-Lockyer was a member of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors (2011-2012), having beaten Liz Figueroa in the 2010 election. Nadia resigned from the Board of Supervisors in April 2012 amid a controversy. She was previously the Executive Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center and had served on the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Trustees (1998-20??). Nadia was also a member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (2010-2011).
  • Cool Career: Lisa Lockyer was a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County (1993-1997) and Legislative Director at NASA Ames Research Center (2011-present).
  • Legislative Altercation: According to several news articles, fomer Senator Bob Wilson (then a lobbyist) attempted to hit Senator Lockyer outside of the Senate Chambers, but was stopped by Senate Sergeant Tony Beard.

Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)
Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)